Which is more profitable; Pair programming or going solo?
I came across this article in the link above and it made me think specially whether pair programming is more productive and thus profitable than solo programming. Obviously when you have two programmers, you have to pay double. Is productivity doubled as well? In what scenario other than bug-fixing is pair programming better than solo? Can we say that there are more distractions when pair programming because the two people chat more and may take things easy than a solo programmer? What do you think?
Thanks for your input.