Roland Barcia is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and Lead Web 2.0 Architect within IBM Software Services for WebSphere (R). He is the coauthor of the book IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration. He has published over 40 articles and papers on topics such as Java (TM) Persistence, Ajax, REST, JavaServer Faces, and Messaging Technologies. He frequently presents at conferences and customers on various technologies. He has spent the past 10 years implementing middleware systems on various platforms, including Sockets, CORBA, Java EE, SOA, and most recently the Web 2.0[nd]based platform called Project Zero. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Roland maintains a blog called "Web 2.0 and Middleware" (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/barcia). Geoffrey M. Hambrick is a Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Software Services for WebSphere Enablement Team, whose mission is to help develop and disseminate best practices for using IBM WebSphere runtimes, tools, and technologies. Geoff has long been a pioneer in the area of Distributed Object Technology, and was involved in the development of various standards, like the Object Management Group CORBA Object Services and the Enterprise JavaBeans specifications. Geoff has engaged with numerous clients and is often asked to present at conferences throughout the world. Geoff is the author of the IBM developerWorks (R) column "The EJB Advocate," which describes various best practices patterns for using EJB technologies, especially entity bean components. Geoff's current focus is in pattern authoring tools that can be used to automate application of best practices. He and Chris Gerken invented the Design Pattern Toolkit, which extended the Eclipse Java Emitter Template standard and has helped make Pattern Based Engineering a practical reality. Kyle Brown is a Distinguished Engineer with IBM Software Services and Support. He is a coauthor or contributor to several books, including Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere and Enterprise Integration Patterns. He is a well-known authority on patterns, and has been a past chair of the PLoP (Pattern Languages of Programs) Conference. Kyle was one of the coauthors of one of the first papers on patterns of object-relational mapping, "Crossing Chasms," which was published in Pattern Languages of Program Design 2. In his day job, Kyle helps IBM's customers adopt emerging technologies, and teaches best practices for using IBM's WebSphere family of products. Robert R. Peterson is a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Software Services for WebSphere. He travels the world implementing strategic proof of concept projects for future IBM software systems. He has published numerous technical books and papers, is a frequent conference speaker, and has filed several US Patents for enterprise systems. You can visit his website at http://juzzam.org/PersonalSite/. Kulvir Singh Bhogal works as a Senior Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for WebSphere, devising and implementing WebSphere-centric, SOA solutions at customer sites across the nation. He has more than a hundred patents filed in a myriad of technology areas. Kulvir has written for numerous publications, including JavaPro Magazine, IBM developerWorks, O'Reilly Media, Java Developer's Journal, DevX, InformIT, and WebSphere Advisor Magazine. He is also a frequent presenter at numerous technology conferences.
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