Dave and Dave

This is too funny: Martin Fowler just pointed to a PDF article about Agile Development written by Dave Thomas. The article has a picture of the writer (Thomas) but to me it looked something totally else than the picture of Dave Thomas I’ve had in my head.

I wondered this in #rubyonrails irc channel and some bright lad noticed that the Dave Thomas who’d written the article was not the same Dave Thomas we knew at all. In fact he is an Australian Computer Science professor.

This is a funny coincidence, even more because PragDave is one of the original signers of the Agile Manifesto and the other Dave is the founding director of AgileAlliance.com. Or at least that’s what the article says. Hope they haven’t mixed up the two, I certainly would.