September 11th, 2003

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Purr Programming

You've seen Pair Programming? Well now we have Purr Programming, where instead of pairing with another developer, you pair with a domestic cat.

"Our initial results have been very encouraging. The programmers who trialed Purr Programming report that they enjoyed the experience of writing code with a cat nearby, and estimate their defect injection rate fell by at least 30%, due to spending approximately 30% of their time stroking the cat. The effect of the practice on the cat's productivity is unclear, but it is certainly no worse than when it works individually."
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