Online tools for virtual pair programming

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dc.contributor.author Mnkandla, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-30T09:33:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-30T09:33:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation 11th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Port Elizabeth, 2-4 September 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-45215-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5313
dc.description.abstract As agile methodologies advance in process maturity we find that most of their practices such as Test-Driven Development, refactoring, and pair programming (specifically for Extreme Programming) are becoming the order of the day in a number of organizations that were traditionally sceptical about agile development. Without implying that Microsoft has ever been against agile development it is interesting to note that they now have a very comprehensive set of tools for agile development under the MSF for Agile set. Published literature has a lot of empirical evidence on the gains of using pair programming for development teams and even for teaching programming. However, the remaining challenges relate to the use of pair programming in distributed development environments. Hence, a gap still exists in determining the feasibility (especially with regards to data security) of doing pair programming for virtual teams and also developing appropriate tools for such practices. I suppose the lack of appropriate tools for such activities could have delayed the comprehensive adoption of this kind of practice. In today's globally connected world where the world network can be traversed on a hand-held device in a split of a second, it is worth investigating what sort of tools could be securely used for virtual pair programming. Such an investigation becomes more valuable especially if we consider the ever growing complexities of all sorts of viral attacks on our data and the apparent growth of other evils such as terrorism. This paper investigates the prevalence, effectiveness and security issues of using online collaboration tools such as NetBeans, VI\lC, Google docs, and some open source tools such as RSS Dashboard and many others to implement virtual pair programming. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cape Peninsula University of Technology en_US
dc.rights Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Agile development en_US
dc.subject Virtual pair programming en_US
dc.subject Pair programming en_US
dc.subject Online collaboration tools en_US
dc.title Online tools for virtual pair programming en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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