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For anyone interested, Christopher Alexander was a huge influence on Ward Cunningham and Kent Beck. You can draw a fairly straight line from Alexander's ideas to new stuff like wiki, Extreme Programming, design patterns, refactoring, etc.

For a very prescient talk by Alexander in 1996 to a bunch of ACM folks, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98LdFA-_zfA




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