Josh Juneau has been developing software since the mid-1990s. PL/SQL development and database programming was the focus of his career in the beginning, but as his skills developed, he began to use Java and later shifted to it as a primary base for his application development. Josh has worked with Java in the form of graphical user interface, web, and command-line programming for several years. During his tenure as a Java developer, he has worked with many frameworks such as JSF, EJB, and JBoss Seam. At the same time, Josh has extended his knowledge of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) by learning and developing applications with other JVM languages such as Jython and Groovy. His interest in learning new languages that run on the JVM led to his interest in Jython. Since 2006, Josh has been the editor and publisher for the Jython Monthly newsletter. In late 2008, he began a podcast dedicated to the Jython programming language.
Carl P. Dea is an author and co-author of JavaFX 8 Introduction by Example and Java 7 Recipes. He currently works as a senior software engineer. He has been developing software for 20+ years with many clients, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. He has written software ranging from mission-critical applications to e-commerce applications. Carl has been using Java since the very beginning and is a JavaFX enthusiast dating back to when JavaFX used to be called F3.
Carl's passion for software development started when his middle school science teacher showed him the TRS-80 computer. His current software development interests are: graphics, UI, game programming, Data Visualization, IoT, smart phones, AI and robotics. Carl and his wife are proud parents of two grown daughters. Their oldest daughter is a high school English teacher and their youngest is a freshmen in college. Carl lives on the East Coast in Pasadena (aka "The Dena"), Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter @carldea, Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/carldea and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/carldea. Carl also blogs at carlfx.wordpress.com.
Freddy Guime is the Director of Client Technology at OptionsCity Software, Inc. in Downtown Chicago. As one of the first employees, Freddy has advanced the Options Trading Client platform by pushing Java Swing to its limits. With two JavaOne presentations under his belt, he has been instrumental in making sure OptionsCity software can keep up with more than five thousand exchange messages per-second in real-time. Also a usability guru, Freddy understands and bridges the concepts of high-throughput with usability within OptionsCity's software. Freddy is currently working in many projects, but occasionally posts within the OptionsCity blog: http://www.optionscity.com/blog.
John O'Conner is a husband, father, and sleep-deprived technology enthusiast. Currently the Globalization Architect at Adobe Systems, John utilizes a variety of technologies, strategies, and best practices to ensure that Adobe's Creative Media and Marketing products meet the demands of a global customer base. He began his Java career at Sun Microsystems in 1997 and helped develop the internationalization and Unicode support libraries of the core Java SE platform. The common thread running through his career is his interest in creating globalized, world-ready software platforms. He frequently writes about Java and internationalization topics on his blog at joconner.com. You can also follow him on Twitter as @jsoconner.