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  • Michael shared from The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series) by Robert C. Martin
    Pairing can be very helpful as a way to deal with interruptions. Your pair partner can hold the context of the problem at hand, while you deal with a phone call, or a question from a coworker. When you return to your pair partner, he quickly helps you reconstruct the mental context you had before the interruption.
    Note: I put this as an answer to dealing w interuptions on stackexchange a few days before reading it here
  • Michael shared from The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series) by Robert C. Martin
    Would you visit a doctor who did not keep current with medical journals? Would you hire a tax lawyer who did not keep current with the tax laws and precedents? Why should employers hire developers who don’t keep current?
    Note: I used the same example in 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know
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