Pair Programming and Atom

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At my day job, I have the pleasure of working with a great bunch of guys, and one of the best things about working with a team of people is that you get to see how they approach problem solving.  I think some of the best breakthroughs and most elegant solutions I’ve found have been when I’m sitting with another programmer and we’re working together.

How do you go about programming with a partner though if you’re in different rooms, or different buildings?  Screen sharing works, but it’s kind of clunky, and I don’t really need their entire screen, I just need to see the code.  That’s where I package I found online for Atom comes in to play.  It’s called atom-pair.

Atom-pair lets me use my favorite text editor with a partner even when we’re not in the same room.  It’s still in its infancy, but I think it has great promise.  I even submitted a pull request to add Slack integration to it.  Definitely check it out, it’s a great package.

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