Nicholas Chase has been involved in website development for companies such as Lucent Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nick has been a high school physics teacher, a low-level radioactive waste facility manager, an online science-fiction magazine editor, a multimedia engineer, an Oracle instructor, and the chief technology officer of an interactive communications firm. He has written more than 100 tutorials and articles for IBM's developerWorks and serves as InformIT.com's XML and web services reference guide. He is the author of several books on XML and web development, including XML Primer Plus (published by Sams Publishing). He's currently trying to buy a farm so he and his wife can raise alpacas and mutant chickens. He loves to hear from readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.