Ragae Ghaly has more than 25 years of experience in both academic research and industrial fields. He is an independent consultant, and he has worked in different capacities for large enterprises such as SHL Systemhouse, General Motors, Proxicom, and WellPoint Health Network. He has been working with Java and J2EE since their inception. His areas of interest include distributed systems, object-oriented modeling, middleware, design patterns, enterprise architecture, and EAI. He gained a masters degree in computer science from Florida International University. He has published a handful of papers about real-time object-oriented databases and J2EE application servers. Ragae lives in California, and in his free time he likes to study human languages. He also likes to travel and spend precious time with his family.
Krishna Kothapalli has 10 years of experience in the software industry in different roles as a developer, consultant, and architect. He has worked in small, medium, and large companies such as SHL Systemhouse, Sapient Corporation, Xerox Corporation, General Motors, and CacheEdge. His areas of interest include distributed object-oriented systems, Internet systems, and biotechnology. He gained a masters degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has published articles in the areas of distributed algorithms and Enterprise JavaBeans. In his free time, he plays with his children, helps organize research for autoimmune diseases, and develops Web sites for non-profit organizations. He believes that anything under the sun can be mastered in 21 days, with the exception of the GNU Emacs editor with its unlimited capabilities. Ever since he dreamed of retiring rich at the age of 30, he has started to feel younger with every passing year.
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