Tom Copeland started programming on a TRS-80 Model III, but demand for that skill has waned and he now programs mostly in Java and Ruby. He's a contributor to various open source projects including PMD, GForge, and Maven. He and his wife Alina have four children (Maria, Tommy, Anna, and Sarah) and live in northern Virginia.
"Deploying Rails is a very good guide to the decisions that must be made and to the tools and best practices essential for success."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions
"As a systems administrator turned developer I was encouraged to see this book being released. It shows the ideal marriage of the systems administration mindset, with its relentless focus on automation and monitoring, with the tools available to the modern programmer. In some circles this practice is called DevOps, but even in shops that keep these two separate, this book will benefit both teams."
--Sean Walberg, Sean's Obsessions