Just finished up with Bob Reselman's Coding Slave
. Being a coder from a smaller shop, this shed a little light onto hot topics that seem to be all the buzz in our industry like off-shoring and massive coding projects. Not the best fiction, but I've read a lot worse too; he does the job getting the point across. There were some good points and great ideas in the book. Too bad the Guild would be almost impossible to achieve today, it was a though provoking concept. Maybe it isn't as hard as I think. Coming from a long term assignment with 4 coders and side contracts consisting of utilites and Flash animation, I might be waaayyy off?