Originally Posted by mathceleb
I'm considering it, however the experiences I've had on coding forums as well as online answers on e-mail/chat lately are really turning me off to the idea.
I can only imagine...
Hey maybe something like Google Wave would be beneficial. You can see each character that is typed, so your advisor could literally watch you code, and comment on the direction you're going as you do it. The inconvenience would be once you typed it into Wave you'd have to copy/paste it into a file to run it. On second thought that would probably suck.