Ted Neward, Independent consultant
Ted Neward is an independent software development architect and mentor in the Sacramento, California area. He is the author of a number of books, including"Server-Based Java Programming" (Manning), and the forthcoming "Effective Enterprise Java" (Addison-Wesley) and co-author of "SSCLI Essentials" (OReilly) with David Stutz and Geoff Shilling, as well as "C# In a Nutshell" (OReilly) with Peter Drayton and Ben Albahari.
Ted has a number of technical white papers available for free download at http://www.neward.net/ted/Papers, and his weblog lives at http://www.neward.net/ted/weblog, where he pontificates on technical issues as the mood strikes. He serves on JSR 175, the Java Community Process specification for custom metadata in J2SE 1.5, and is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the C# team. He is also an instructor with DevelopMentor (http://www.develop.com), where he teaches and authors in both the Java and .NET curriculum, and currently he works as the Editor-in-Chief of TheServerSide.NET (http://www.theserverside.net), a community portal dedicated to enterprise .NET architecture and issues.