It was standing-room only at Mike Clark’s Capistrano talk: one of the first talks at this year’s RailsConf. Latecomers stole chairs from other rooms and fought their way to some free floor space to hear Mike talk about the way we deploy Rails applications. I’d just finished giving the first keynote.
One of my topics was making deployment in Rails easier and more amenable to corporate use. I suspect from the interest in my talk, followed by the overwhelming interest in Mike’s talk, that deployment will be one of the hot Rails topics of the coming year.