Alan Moffet is a consultant who specializes in the application of emerging technologies and improving organizational development capacity. Hes a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), and started working with Java in its first alpha release in 1995. Alan has 20 years of development and management experience with companies such as Northern Telecom. He is currently an independent consultant in distributed systems, systems architecture, components and objects, and software engineering. Previously Alan contributed to Java P2P Unleashed (0-672-32399-0).