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This book is dedicated to my good friend, Kay Lee Park.
I would like to acknowledge Alexander Falk, president and CEO of Altova, Inc., for his inspiration and leadership. Alex, you are a great person to work for! I would also like to say thanks to my coworkers at Altova who have made showing up for work quite enjoyable for me: Christina, Allyson, Tina, Andrea, Chris, Nancy, Gerry, Trace, Steve, Jon, Liz, and Amberlee. A special thanks to Christian Gross for writing Chapters 6, 7, and 8. Finally, thanks to Chris Webb and Jodi Jensen for their help and patience with me when deadlines were looming.
About the Author
Larry Kim is a technical director with Altova, Inc., producer of the industry-leading XML development environment, XMLSPY. He works out of Altova’s U.S. offices on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, and writes various XML developer resources, such as the XMLSPY newsletter.
Larry has coauthored several books on Java programming and co-wrote the XMLSPY_—_XML Developer Certification exam, which is offered by Prometric in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to his association with Altova, Larry was the product manager for Macromedia’s JRun Server, a popular J2EE Server. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the XML 2001 Conference & Expo and JavaOne, the official Sun Microsystems Java Developer’s Conference. Larry has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, in Canada, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in computer science.
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