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Hans Bergsten is the founder of Gefion Software, a company focused on server-side Java services and products based on J2EE technologies. Hans has been an active participant in the working groups for both the servlet and JSP specifications from the time they were formed . He also contributes to other related JCP specifications, such asJSP Standard Tag Library, and helped get the Apache Tomcat reference implementation for servlet and JSP started as one of the initial members of the Apache Jakarta Project Management Committee.
William Crawford is Principal Software Architect at Perceptive Informatics, Inc. He was previously Chief Technology Officer at Invantage, Inc. and is the co-author of Java Enterprise in a Nutshell , as well as several other titles. His next book will be available in 2003 from O'Reilly & Associates. He can be reached at http://www.williamcrawford. info .
Dave Czarnecki is is a computer scientist in the Advanced Computing Technologies organization at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. Professionally, he has been involved in the application of Java technology to diverse areas such as e-commerce, evolutionary computation, and natural language algorithm design. David has also presented on software internationalization and general Java topics at local Java user groups and national conferences such as JavaOne. In his spare time, he achieves artistic expression through playing guitar, painting, and writing.
Andy Deitsch manages the Advanced Computing Technologies organization at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. He has been working with computers since 1978 when he first learned to program in BASIC on a PRIME mainframe ”and has been hooked ever since. Educated in England, Israel, and the United States, Andy holds a B.S. degree in computer science and an M.B.A. When he's not working, Andy enjoys SCUBA diving and traveling the world with his wife Marie.
Robert Eckstein enjoys dabbling with just about anything related to computers. In fact, most of his friends agree that Robert spends far too much time in front of a computer screen. At O'Reilly, Robert mostly edits Java books, and in his spare time has been known to provide online coverage for popular conferences. Robert holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In the past, he has worked for the USAA insurance company and for Motorola's cellular software division. He now lives in Round Rock, Texas with his wife Michelle and their talking puppy , Ginger.
William Grosso spends his days designing and building software. Since 1995, he has focused mainly on distributed systems and artificial intelligence. Most recently, he's been working at Hipbone Incorporated, where he serves as both the Chief Architect and the Director of Quality Assurance. In his spare time, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Software Development Forum and helps run its Emerging Technologies Group . In his other spare time, he's a wine enthusiast, an avid hiker, and a pretty good hex player. He is also the author of Java RMI .
Jason Hunter is the author of Java Servlet Programming and is a prolific speaker on various Java and open source topics. As an Apache member, he served as Apache's representative to the Java Community Process Executive Committee and played a critical role in the establishment of a landmark agreement for open source Java. He is the publisher of Servlets.com, a frequent contributor to many magazines and online publications , one of the original contributers to Apache Tomcat, and a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet/JSP and JAXP API development. With Brett McLaughlin, he co-created the open source JDOM library (http://jdom.org), which enables optimized Java and XML integration. These days, he particularly enjoys his work on CountryHawk and BrowserHawk from cyScape (http://cyscape.com).
Brett McLaughlin has been working in computers since the Logo days (remember the little triangle?). He currently specializes in building application infrastructure using Java and Java-related technologies. He has spent the last several years implementing these infrastructures at Nextel Communications and Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Brett is one of the cofounders of the Java Apache project Turbine, which builds a reusable component architecture for web application development using Java servlets. He is also a contributor to the EJBoss project, an open source EJB application server, and Cocoon, an open source XML web-publishing engine. His projects all focus on using XML and the J2EE platform in mission-critical, high-performance, distributed systems. Together with Jason Hunter, he has defined the JDOM API for manipulating XML in Java programs. When he's not bathed in the glow of a computer screen, Brett can usually be found playing the guitar or being dragged around the block by his five dogs.
Sasha Nikolic is a software consultant specializing in web services and enterprise integration applications. His work has focused mainly on architecting and implementing systems using J2EE. In the past few years, he has worked with Research In Motion, The Middleware Company, and other smaller companies. Other than Java, his interests include AI, computer graphics, physics, and soccer. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
J. Steven Perry has been a software developer for over 10 years, having worked as a maintenance programmer, systems analyst, and architect. This has given him the opportunity to see firsthand how critical a need there is for management technologies such as the Java Management Extensions (JMX). Steve has been working with JMX for nearly two years and is a member of the JMX Expert Group (JSR 160), and is the author of Java Management Extensions . He works as an architect in the Chief Technology Office at ALLTEL Information Services in Little Rock, Arkansas.
George Reese has taken an unusual path into business software development. After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, George went off to Hollywood, where he worked on television shows such as The People's Court and ESPN's Up Close . The L.A. riots convinced him to return to Maine, where he finally became involved with software development and the Internet. George has since specialized in the development of Internet-oriented Java Enterprise systems and the strategic role of technology in business processes. He is the author of Database Programming with JDBC and Java ; co-author of Managing and Using MySQL ; and designer of the world's first JDBC driver, the mSQL-JDBC driver for mSQL. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Monique, and three cats, Misty, Gypsy, and Tia. He makes a living as the National Practice Director of Technology Strategy in Imaginet, J. Walter Thompson's digital branch in Minneapolis.
Jack Shirazi is the director of JavaPerformanceTuning.com, the premier resource site for information on all aspects of performance-tuning Java applications, and is the author of Java Performance Tuning .
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