mob.shDo you have a favorite remote pair programming tool?
One of the teams I’m working with has recently started experimenting with virtual mob programming. To facilitate, I went on the search for a tool to make it easier to change drivers, particularly when we don’t all use the same editor/IDE.
After asking around a bit, I was turned on to mob.sh. It’s not a shell script… it’s a web site. And at the web site, you’ll find a simple to use CLI tool that works as a wrapper around
git, to keep your working copy in sync across multiple computers.
It includes built in timer support, to remind you when to switch drivers, and it’s pretty configurable via environment variables, and several other features I haven’t explored yet.
Give it a try.
Do you have a favorite remote pair programming tool?
Reader response: The power of teamwork
Pair/mob programming is more efficient for creating small, deliverable changes. But somehow, project managers don't seem to like it.
Is your team closer to the few-rules/high-context, or the many-rules/low-context end of the spectrum?