Mark Hapner is Lead Architect for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. He participated in the development of the JDBC API, wrote the Java Message Service specification, and co-authored the Enterprise JavaBeans specification.
Rich Burridge is a Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he has worked for over fifteen years. Currently with the Accessibility group, he is the creator of the Java Shared Data Toolkit (JSDT) and a coauthor of the Java Message Service API specification. Previously he worked on the "Netscape 6 for Solaris," OpenStep, and OpenWindows products.
Rahul Sharma is the lead architect of the J2EE Connector architecture and a Senior Staff Engineer at the Java Software division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Presently, he is the lead architect of the JAX-RPC (Java APIs for XML based RPC) 1.0. Rahul has been with Sun for the last five years. Rahul holds a computer engineering degree from the Delhi University, India, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
Joseph Fialli is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he has worked for the past four years. Currently, he is the lead architect for the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB). Previously, he was the technical lead for the Java Message Service API within the J2EE Software Development Kit, version1.3, and maintained Java serialization within the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.2.
Kim Haase is a staff writer with Sun Microsystems, where she documents the J2EE platform. In previous positions she has documented compilers, debuggers, and floating-point programming. She currently writes about the Java Message Service and J2EE SDK tools.