Alex Kalinovsky has been in the IT industry for more than nine years, with experience that ranges from developing with C and C++ on Windows, to Java on Unix. He is a lead developer for WebCream, a revolutionary Java product that uses many of the techniques that will be covered in the book. Since 1997, Alex has worked solely with Java and is proud to be one of its original evangelists and gurus. He has worked as an architect and tech lead on various enterprise-level projects involving EJB, CORBA, Servlets/JSP, XML, Swing, and others. He has taught more than 15 different classes on enterprise Java technologies and worked as a mentor for many teams.