Will Warren

The blog of an engineer from Canada who specializes in SaaS, HA, Cloud and Product Development. I work in the Internet.


Earthquake!


So there was a 5.9 earthquake outside Richmond, VA yesterday and we felt the tremors all the way up here in Ontario, Canada.

I didn’t personally feel it, but Facebook was instantly saturated with people talking about it. Reactions varied from

OMFG AN EARTHQUAKE

to

Did anyone else feel that?

to

Oh no, I hope noone was hurt :(

to my personal favourite

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Length: 233 words or 2 min Tags: irl

Pair Programming - Does it work?


tl;dr - It depends.

Pair programming is defined as the act of two programmers working at one workstation on one task at a time. One programmer enters the code (the driver), leaving the other programmer free to audit the code in real time as it’s being written (the observer). The idea behind it is simple: two heads are better than one. When someone else is watching you, your proclivity for stupid typos and silly¬†programmatic¬†errors is significantly less (forgetting semicolons for example).

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Length: 337 words or 2 min Tags: opinion

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