Who coined the term Convention over Configuration and when?

I understand that CoC was popularized by Ruby on Rails. I believe the concept might have existed earlier. Where did it actually start and who coined the term?

[Devopedia article](https://devopedia.org/convention-over-configuration) gives 2005 as a possible date but the term could have existed earlier?

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  1. DHH talks about it pretty early on in describing rails. I don’t recall where I first saw that though. He created RoR in ’04, IIRC, so it wouldn’t have gone back much further than that.

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