K. Sabbak



Adventures in Pairing

July 30, 2018

I was recently able to work on a project with a fellow apprentice. It was an amazing opportunity and I had a blast working on it. But it was also two weeks and change of non-stop pairing. I've paired before. I've even paired that long before, but not with one individual. And it had been a year or so since I had to put my pairing skills, learned through the late and great Dev Bootcamp (DBC) to use. It was a learning experience for sure.

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Tags: pairing

Pairing on New Things Is Super Cool

March 02, 2018

There have only been like two instances ever in my very short life in programming where I have tried writing in a code base that I haven't contributed to from the start. The first time was a sort of open-source volunteer group thing and I still don't understand a single thing that is happening in that code base, though I managed to modify an API call enough to contribute to a ticket.

The second one was just this week where I got to pair with someone who has been working in that code base for about a year. I'm not sure how much I contributed, but if I had to pick a project to work on right now in order to save the world or something, it'd DEFINITELY be that one.

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Tags: general pairing