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October 16, 2006

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C. Enrique Ortiz

Very neat...

joh

I think it was more than simply the cost of communication. It was the cost of enforced communication in a setting where there were many people working on the same problem (broth involved), who were unfamiliar with working with each other, and who were not all completely expert with the environment or techniques.

It should be interesting to see whether this shifts slightly as people become more familiar with each other and the environment.

I'm certainly looking forward to the next one.

Tristan Roddis

I really enjoyed this - and it was a great example of how the journey is more important than the destination.

I.e. all we ended up with was a mess of half-finished and abandond classes, subclasses and interfaces, which could barely cope with adding the simplest items (and certainly couldn't handle wacky concepts like cherries sold in units of less than 1 kilo).

However, along the way, we all learnt tangible programming-type things (test-first methodology, Java 1.5 features, lots of Eclipse labour-saving goodness) and great intangibles about the value of communication, different approaches etc.

Thanks a lot to Johanna, Tom and the rest for organising this.

Richard Dallaway

I think it's perfectly reasonable for a supermarket to sell sausages by the kilo, but you're quite right... probably best if I stay out of food retailing :-)

A fascinating evening: thank you, all. I've no idea what it all means or how it really works or ought to work, but it's good stuff nonetheless.

Mark

It's not a dojo unless someone is bleeding.

Dan

It's bleeding edge technology Mark.

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