(A talk given at PIPELINE Conference – March 2018 – A year of Mob Programming – tips and tricks – https://pipelineconf.info/speakers/)
“Mob programming is when the whole development team works on solving the same problem, at the same time, in the same space and with one shared computer, screen and keyboard. I’ve been working in a development team where we’ve been mob programming for well over a year, every day, without exceptions. With this approach, together with our Continuous Deployment setup, we’ve noticed an enormous boost in productivity and we really feel that we make the most possible use of the team’s overall brain capacity to solve problems and to ship high quality software to our customers. But it’s not always that easy. We’ve learned to master this way of working the hard way, by continuously improving on our processes. In this presentation I will give an introduction to mob programming, the positive effects we’ve seen, why you should consider this way of working and some tips and tricks that we’ve learned along the way.”
Tommy is a Senior Software Engineer and Continuous Delivery Consultant at Diabol. An advocate of open source software, Continuous Delivery, test-driven development, automation and tools that boost developer productivity and get software shipped faster. Specializing in systems running on the Java platform. Has been contributing to various open source projects over the years, such as the integration testing framework Arquillian and Apache TomEE. Currently maintainer of the Jenkins Delivery Pipeline plugin. Co-founder of the Continuous Delivery Stockholm meetup group.