Ultimate Pair Programming Setup might not be so ultimate.
Jeff talks about some of our new ideas and options for improving the old "Ultimate Pair Programming Setup". Some of the obstacles we are trying to overcome are:
- VNC lag (why is VNC so slow on a local network?)
- VNC disconnects
- Single workstation to ensure complete focus on current task
- No access to email or IM should force us to take more breaks
Our current thinking as Jeff describes is to somehow configure the hardware to allow the opposite of a KVM switch - in other words - a hardware style VNC - allowing you to connect to any workstation in the pack with your pair. I think some simple moving people around the workspaces would do the trick but not every wants to move around.
How do you pair? What is the best configuration you have found?