Matthew B. Doar began writing code as a child in Yorkshire in the late
1970s, studied Engineering and then Computer Science at the University
of Cambridge, and finished up with a Ph.D. in computer networking. He
has been a professional software developer for over ten years at a
number of different companies, writing C, C++ and Java code for large
projects and tools. He also wrote JDiff, an open
tool for comparing the Java APIs of different versions of large
Matt currently works near San Jose, CA as a toolsmith by day. By night,
he has learned to play the clarinet, and accidentally delivered his own
son. He is the author of Practical Development Environments.
More technical information and contact details are available at Matt's web site.
"If you're comfortable using JIRA and want to start extending it then I'd highly recommend this title, if you're totally new to it then this book is still worth owning but you'll find yourself searching the forums/wiki to understand the concepts referred to - which is, in itself no bad thing!"
--Dave Lowe, Amazon.co.uk