Originally posted by Don Stadler:
Shailesh, one could do much worse than read
this book for probably the most detailed treatment of the gentle science of estimating ever written. It's overkill for a Struts project, though.
[ July 14, 2005: Message edited by: Don Stadler ]
Originally posted by Linda Rising:
We used to believe that PP took twice as long as working alone. It makes sense. Now there is data from experiments to show that this is not the case. It's true that there can be a learning curve for some pairs, but the interesting result is that there isn't much of an effort penalty and sometimes there is no penalty. What the data shows is that the quality of the solution is greater than it would be for either partner coding alone. Laurie Williams has an excellent book on the subject with lots of data and intriguing stories -- see Pair Programming Illuminated.