Francesco Marchioni is a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect employed by an Italian company based in Rome. He started learning Java in 1997 and since then he has followed the path to the newest Application Program Interfaces released by Sun. Since 2000, he has joined the JBoss Community when the application server was running release 2.X.
He has spent many years as a software consultant, where he has created many successful software migrations from vendor platforms to the open source products like JBoss AS, fulfilling the tight budget requirements of current times.
In the past five years he has started authoring technical articles for O'Reilly Media and running an IT portal focused on JBoss products (http://www.mastertheboss.com).
In December 2009, he published the title, JBoss AS 5 Development, which describes how to create and deploy Java Enterprise applications on JBoss AS—http://www.packtpub.com/jboss-as-5-development/book.