I sometimes refer to people who are incredibility dogmatic about their particular Agile or Extreme Programming methodology as “Agile Nazis”. But what if Agile Nazis literally existed? I think their project meetings would go something like this YouTube remix titled Hitler’s Nightly Build Fails…
Essential office furniture for any eXtreme XP Pair (XXPP)
Fully adjustable via individual or pair control
Can be levered to standup-meeting height
40-hour-week alarm buzzer built in
Available in a range of attractive colours
Here’s a pair programming chair that really exists: it’s a set of drawers that doubles as a stool:
These are drawer sets mounted on some very good wheels and topped with well-padded upholstery. If you wanted to pair program with someone, you’d simply pull the drawer unit out from under their desk and sit on it. These things were surprisingly comfortable; I’ve spent upwards of two hours sitting on one of these with nary a complaint.
Alas, these aren’t available in stores. They were custom-built for a startup for whom I briefly worked, whose CEOs was more in love with the idea of running a start-up than actually running a start-up. Their last programmer recently ditched them, and I’m hoping to pick up one of these in their bankruptcy sale.