About the Author
Alan's IT career has quite literally taken him from one side of the world to the other. Starting out in Manchester, England, Alan now works out of Christchurch in New Zealand as a Solution Architect for Hewlett-Packard, specializing in the development of bespoke J2EE systems for HP's enterprise customers in the South Pacific.
Alan has more than fifteen years experience in the IT industry and has worked on applications ranging from banking systems to GPS navigation software.
Throughout his career, Alan has long sought ways to produce software to an ever-higher quality and within an ever-reducing timeframe. His extensive experience with object-oriented development projects has provided Alan with the background to address head-on the issues surrounding the delivery of time-critical enterprise applications for the J2EE platform.
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