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Re: accessible pair programming/screen & keyboard sharing


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Sep 17, 2015 1:19PM

Thanks Birkir, for the prompt response!

We already use Google hangouts extensively. I think in this case we are
looking for something that would allow remote programmers (or anyone
else, I suppose) to code into the same file, collaborating over
keyboard, mouse, etc. input into one environment. So it's as if you have
the co-editing functionality in Google Docs, but generalized to working
over an entire computer.

> Microsoft LYnc (now Skype for Business) has a god, and quite reliable,
> accessible screen sharing, you can even give control of your
> workstation to someone and take it back accessibly. But you usually
> have to be in a corporate environment with the whole setup to take
> advantage.

I hadn't thought of Lync / Skype for business, that's a good one to
investigate, thank you. We have active directory somewhere around, so we
might have some support for Microsoft enterprise products. Thanks!

Deborah Kaplan