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Mark Wutka has been programming since the Carter administration and considers programming to be a relaxing pastime. He managed to get a computer science degree while designing and developing networking software for Delta Airlines. Although he has been known to delve into areas of system and application architecture, he isn't happy unless he's writing code . . . usually in Java.
As a consultant for Wutka Consulting, Mark enjoys solving interesting technical problems and helping his coworkers explore new technologies. He has taught classes, written articles and books, and given lectures. His first book, Hacking Java, outsold Stephen King at the local technical bookstore. He's also known for having a warped sense of humor.
He plays a mean game of Scrabble and a lousy game of chess, and he is the bane of every greenskeeper east of Atlanta. He is also a women's gymnastics judge.
Alan Moffet is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in software development and management. He specializes in software architecture and design, and development practice. His work has focused on applying emerging technologies, updating legacy systems, and improving organizational effectiveness. His programming experience includes a variety of systems and programming languages. He began to work with Java professionally while it was a beta product and continues to follow its development and use it in his projects. He is a member of the JCP.
Kunal Mittal is a consultant for implementation and strategy for WebServices and Services Oriented Architectures. He has co-authored and contributed to several books on Java, WebLogic, and Web Services. Over the past several years, Kunal has worked on numerous projects using different BEA products ranging from WebLogic Server 4.5 to 8.1, BEA Portal, BEA Integration, Liquid Data for WebLogic and WebLogic Workshop. His projects have ranged in verticals such as Finance, Real-Estate, Supply Chain, Broadband, Entertainment, and ISV's in the Web Services space.