Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> Ed Howland <ed.howland / gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>I've heard/read that Ruby is a favorite language among the
>>Agile/eXtreme Programming set and I am wondering why.
> 
> 
> I was wondering when "agile" became such a prominent buzzword?
> I know it was used in the title of the Rails book, and it's
> definition and use was justified in the text.  Is "agile"
> a larger term applied to more areas?  Or did it originate with
> a philosophy of Ruby programming and spread from there?
> 
> (I'm aware of the Extreme Programming followers, but I honestly
> can't remember ever hearing the word "agile" applied to
> programming before RoR became popular.)
> 
> Any input on this?

Google for "Agile Manifesto" -- that's my earliest knowledge
of the term.


Hal