I'm a programmer, and now I'm an accidental publisher.
I wrote The Pragmatic Programmer with Andy Hunt at the end of the '90s, and that experience opened a new world for us. We discovered a love of writing that complemented our love of learning new things.
I'm one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, and I'm probably responsible for bringing Ruby to attention of Western developers with the book Programming Ruby. I was one of the first adopters of Rails, and helped spread the word with the book Agile Web Development with Rails.
I enjoy speaking at conferences, running public and private training. But most of all, I love coding.
Dave Thomas is a computer programmer and author/editor. He has written about Ruby. Together with Andy Hunt, he co-authored The Pragmatic Programmer and runs The Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing company. Dave Thomas lives north of Dallas, Texas. He moved to the United States from England in 1994. Dave coined the phrases 'Code Kata' and 'DRY' (Don't Repeat Yourself). He studied computer science at Imperial College London.