About the Author

Russ Olsen’s career spans three decades, during which he has written everything from graphics device drivers to document management applications. These days, Russ diligently codes away at GIS systems, network security, and process automation solutions. Otherwise, Russ spends a lot of his free time writing and talking about programming, especially Ruby and Clojure.

Russ’ first book is the highly regarded Design Patterns in Ruby (Addison-Wesley, 2008). Russ is also the lurking presence behind the Technology As If People Mattered blog (www.russolsen.com). Russ’ technical pontifications have been translated into six languages, and Russ is a frequent speaker at technical conferences.

Russ lives in the Washington, D.C., area with ...

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