Dave Thomas (programmer)

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This page is about Dave (David) Thomas, the computer programmer and author/editor, and not about Dave Thomas, founder of IBM OTI Labs. For other people named Dave or David Thomas, see David Thomas.
Dave Thomas speaking at the Pasadena Rails Studio

Dave Thomas (born 1956) is a computer programmer, author and editor. He has written about Ruby and together with Andy Hunt, he co-authored The Pragmatic Programmer and runs The Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing company. Thomas moved to the United States from England in 1994 and lives north of Dallas, Texas.

Thomas coined the phrases 'Code Kata' and 'DRY' (Don't Repeat Yourself), and was an original signatory and author of The Manifesto for Agile Software Development. He studied computer science at Imperial College London.[1] [2][unreliable source?]



  1. ^ "Interview: Author Dave Thomas". rubylearning.com. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Dave Thomas". 

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