Richard Monson-Haefel is a leading expert in Enterprise Java development. He is the architect of OpenEJB, an open source EJB server, and has consulted as an architect on Enterprise JavaBeans, CORBA, Java RMI, and other distributed computing projects over the past several years. Richard is also the author of O'Reilly's Enterprise JavaBeans.
Dave Chappell is vice president and SonicMQ chief technology evangelist at Progress Software Corp. Dave has over 18 years of industry experience building software tools and infrastructure for application developers, spanning all aspects of R&D, sales, marketing, and support services. Dave has also been published in Network World magazine and has presented technical topics at numerous speaking engagements including JavaOne and XMLOne.
As director of engineering for SonicMQ, Progress Software's award winning JMS Internet Commerce Messaging System, Dave oversaw the design and development of the fastest and most scalable, reliable, and robust implementation of JMS in the marketplace.
Dave has under his belt a broad cross-platform background in designing and developing Internet based middleware and distributed object systems across a wide range of technologies including C++, Java, DCOM, CORBA, and EJB. Dave's experience also includes development of client/server infrastructure, graphical user interfaces, language interpreters, and various utility libraries.