Pair Programming (PP) is one of the XP practices. Many modern software development companies use it in daily activities. On the other side in many places PP is treated as a waste of resources because the same result could be achieved with half of the effort. Software developers also have mixed feelings about this methodology, including me.
To get motivated I need inspiration. Studying about and having The Giants close to me is helpful. This post is about the inspiration I get from them.
I was a true believer in Agile methodology. I was... Now I think Agile, in the current form, does more harm to the project than waterfall did in the past. Let me explain you why.
So you want to change your career :) IT is maybe more lucrative than other industries or just gives more fun! Here are some tips for people want change themselves into programmers.
Time - probably the only resource on the planed that we can get back. We have to choose what we spend our time on, with whom and on what.