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Ask HN: Any data-driven evidence for or against pair/mob programming?
1 point by mcrittenden 35 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment
Everything I can find about pair programming or mob programming is anecdotal. Have there been any statistically significant studies that either confirm or deny the claims that pairing/mobbing increases long term productivity of a team?

Anybody with so little else to do as to conduct that study would almost certainly close ranks with the non-programming consultants who palmed off pair programming as "a thing." Anybody who actually programs for a living can see that the practice is "one guy doing all the work while the other guy slows him down."

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