Matt Greer

Pair Programming Is Not a Panacea

27. August 2014

For the past 3 years, I have almost exclusively pair programmed at my job. I have paired with many people in many situations and learned a lot about this practice. I have found pairing can be effective, but it can also be ineffective and costly. Pair programming seems to be gaining traction, which concerns me a little bit. Some of us really don’t like to pair, and I feel it’s important to recognize that and maintain a balance here. Pairing is just a tool like anything else, it definitely should not be your company’s default mode of work.

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JavaScript Promises ... In Wicked Detail

09. February 2014

I’ve been using promises in my JavaScript code for a while now. They can be a little brain bending at first. I now use them pretty effectively, but when it came down to it, I didn’t fully understand how they work. This article is my resolution to that. If you stick around until the end, you should understand promises well too.

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CoffeeScript's Time is Waning For Me

12. January 2014

CoffeeScript was a welcome addition when it first arrived. Nowadays though, I am finding its benefits are decreasing, and its drawbacks are increasing. I plan to no longer use CoffeeScript in my future projects, here is why.

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