Remote pair programming tools (end of 2021)

If you’re a remote team, or a freelance looking to do some pair programming with someone remotely, you used to be very limited in your choices. You could go old school on the terminal using ssh and tmux. But that’s only an option if you are comfortable with a terminal-based editor or IDE. If you are like me, and use a non-terminal based IDE, the easiest way was to use screen sharing, but that is very limited. You cannot easily hand over the keyboard and mouse from the “driver” to the “navigator”.

A quick Google search shows that today (the end of 2021), some interesting choices are available.

Note: This is not an endorsement of these tools, since I have not used them.

If you want to try any of these tools, and need somebody to pair with, feel free to email me!.

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