Deepak Anupalli is Architect for the Server Engineering group at Pramati Technologies. He has deep insight into various Java/J2EE technologies. He represents Pramati on the EJB and JPA expert groups and has led the Java EE 5 certification effort of Pramati Server. He is currently leading the effort to build a standards-based web-scale Application server. He is a visiting faculty member with IIIT-Hyderabad for a course on middleware and also speaks at various technology conferences. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT Warangal, India).
Anders Samuelsson has over 25 years of experience in the computing industry. The main focus during this time has been with computer security. He currently works for Amazon.com with Amazon Web Services.
Ashley Tate is the founder of Coditate Software and the creator of Simple Savant, an advanced C# interface to SimpleDB. He is currently working on GridRoom, an application for collaborative sports-video review built on several Amazon Web Services, including SimpleDB. He lives near Atlanta with his wife and four children. You can find him online at http://blog.coditate.com.
I would like to dedicate this book to my brother Madhukar, who gave us all a big scare, and with typical panache came out of it stronger than ever, my sister-in-law Meghna for putting the rock of Gibraltar to shame and showing us all how to handle and deal with adversity, and my nephew Yuv, the two year old fire cracker. My two daughters Anika and Anya were understanding and patient beyond their years as I stuck to my Mac at all kinds of weird hours. Above all, this book would not have made it into the station without the constant support, love and encouragement from my lovely wife Nitika!
A special thanks to Dorothea, Mike, Mary, our little girl Margaret, and the gang at WCDR.