We’ve decided to plan ahead a couple of months, to allow for the Christmas period. So we have decided on Waltzing with Bears by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister as our next book, and then for the following month Ship It! by Jared Richardson and Will Gwaltney. The meetings are also changing to the second Wednesday of each month, so the next will be at 8pm in Far from the Madding Crowd on Wednesday 13th December 2006.
[UPDATE: We've had a bit of nightmare getting hold of Waltzing with Bears, meaning that no-one in Nominet has got it with only a week and a half to go. Since we make up the majority of the group, this is a problem. So, we've decided to turn the December meeting into more of a Christmas social. I've found some things we can read which are readily available on the web
- The start of Waltzing with Bears available online.
- Martin Fowler's article "Is design dead?"
- Dave Thomas' article "Accomodating Change"
So this should at least give us something to discuss and we can tackle those pesky bears again in January]