Grant Palmer is the author of the acclaimed Java Programmer's Reference and is a recognized expert in both the C# and Java languages. Grant has worked as a scientific programmer in the Space Technology Division at NASA's Ames Research Center for the past 20 years. This has involved working with Java since 1996, developing programs for scientific applications as well as converting older FORTRAN and C applications to the Java and C# platforms.
Ken Barker is a technical project manager/development generalist who has successfully delivered software solutions in the healthcare, state government, online retail, and tourism industries. Prior to partnering in the formation of EdgeCase, Ken helped found the Columbus Ruby Brigade, a burgeoning group of professionals who are passionate about the Ruby programming language. He began using Ruby over three years ago on the job in a wide range of applications. In addition to being passionate about Ruby, Ken is an agile software development process evangelist.