[plt-scheme] DrScheme as shared whiteboard?

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Feb 19 19:03:17 EST 2010

I'd guess that any shared-desktop software with convenient voice 
conferencing would work OK.

I say voice, because I think you want fluid communication during pair 
programming, without taking interaction and eyes away from DrScheme.  
(Voice is a load on some cognitive channel that is also used for 
programming and interacting with DrScheme, but we already have that in 
live pair programming.)

I'd also guess that some UI affordance analogous to who's pulled the 
keyboard in front of them would be useful.  Otherwise, the participants 
need to be careful about cues/negotiation for this.  Unless one person 
does almost always does all the typing.

Mitchell Wand wrote at 02/18/2010 07:26 AM:
> Has anybody thought about using DrScheme as a shared whiteboard for 
> remote pair programming?
> Can anybody suggest tools for approximating this?  VNC comes to mind, 
> of course, but are there others?
> --Mitch


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