Cenqua have partnered with Herman Miller, makers of the legendary Aeron, to produce the ultimate must-have for Extreme XPers: The PairOn. Read more about PairOn here. By the way the Aeron seems like a very nice chair.

Extreme Programming chair PairOn

Extreme Programming chair PairOn

Key Features:

  • Fully unit-tested in our ego-free ergonomics lab
  • 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

It sure is a little too extreme but what you need in extreme programming is not just two brains, it’s two chairs.

Extreme programming practices pair programming in which two programmers work together at one keyboard. One types in code while the other reviews each line of code as it’s typed in. The person typing is called the driver. The person reviewing the code is called the observer or navigator. The two programmers switch roles frequently (possibly every 30 minutes).

While reviewing, the observer also considers the strategic direction of the work, coming up with ideas for improvements and likely future problems to address. This frees the driver to focus all of his or her attention on the “tactical” aspects of completing the current task, using the observer as a safety net and guide. (Source: Wikipedia)

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