About the Book
"All the brilliant minds working together on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer" - We call it "Mob Programming". With dual projectors, one computer, two keyboards, and a very collaborative approach we use this approach to super-charge our development efforts and deliver high value software quickly.
In this book we share our "Mob Programming" style. We'll cover the techniques we use in our daily work , how we discovered this way of working, the benefits we see from "Mobbing", the problems we've overcome, and how you can incorporate some of our ideas even though you don't have a way to adopt Mob Programming full time.
About the Authors
I'm Woody Zuill. I’ve been programming computers for over 30 years, and I'm currently the Agile Coach for a development team - the "Mob". For the past 15+ years I've worked continuously as an Agile Coach and/or developer in both large and small environments, and have trained over 20 teams and 200+ developers in Agile practices. I believe code must be simple, clean, testable, and maintainable so we can respond to change while quickly delivering working software. I have a passion for bringing unmaintainable code back into a manageable, healthy state.
I have been working with software since the days of dual floppy drives (remember those?). I have worked in environments ranging from scientific research to small startups to large enterprise outfits. Along the way I always found the process of software development to be especially interesting. After watching so many Waterfall projects crash and burn and thinking "there has to be a better way" I could not help but wonder "what took so long?" when Agile methods finally appeared. When Woody showed me Mobbing I realized it was the next logical step.