Collaboration and Pairing Tools

The ideal pairing solutions has the following properties from the Saros page

  • Collaborative real-time file editing
  • Supports several concurrent writers
  • Awareness markup: Who is where (file/region)? Who just changed what?
  • Shared file/folder operations

There are few tools that support true pair programming in IDEs.  Using various tools one can usually craft a custom solution that works for the team.  Some of the possibilities are depicted in this diagram.

  • Have been used successfully
    • Lync
    • Skype
    • italk
    • Chrome Remote Desktop
  • Third Party tools commercial/Open Source
    • YuuGuu
    • join.me
    • vnc
    • GoTo Meeting
    • WebEx
  • Research
    • ACE
    • Saros aka dpp

 

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