London Alt.Net beers night 5 - 12th January 2009

The Alt.Net beers night kicked off again in 2009 with a great topic - SOLID principles.

The person proposing the topic wanted to know if anyone was aware of the principles and more importantly did the group thing it was a good thing to take on board?
The group proceeded to describe each principle briefly and discuss why these principles were important. The discussion was very productive and I'm sure everyone took something away with them that night.

I've previously come across the SOLID principles through blogs and podcasts of which the most recent was Uncle Bob's podcast with Scott Hanselman - a great talk with the author of the princples himself - Robert C. Martin

Rather than regurgitate the princples myself, here are a couple of links to the resources I've found the most useful recently:
Principles of OOD
(note, there was no acronym to begin with, otherwise it was SOLDI)
Why Solid? Gimme an S!
Why Solid? Gimme an O!
Why Solid? Gimme an L!
(erm, stops here unfortunately)
OO Design Principles
(a wealth of links on this one)