Rob Harrop is a software consultant specializing in delivering high-performance, highly-scalable enterprise applications. He is an experienced architect with a particular flair for understanding and solving complex design issues. With a thorough knowledge of both Java and .NET, Harrop has successfully deployed projects across both platforms. He also has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, retail and government in particular.
Harrop is the author of five books, including Pro Spring, a widely-acclaimed, comprehensive resource on the Spring Framework.
Harrop has been a core developer of the Spring Framework since June 2004 and leads the JMX and AOP efforts. He co-founded U.K.-based software company, Cake Solutions, in May 2001, having spent the previous two years working as lead developer for a successful dotcom start-up. Rob is a member of the JCP and is involved in the JSR-255 Expert Group for JMX 2.0.
Clarence Ho is the Senior Java Architect of a HK-based software consultancy firm, SkywideSoft Technology Limited (www.skywidesoft.com). Having been worked in the IT field for over 20 years, Clarence had been the team leader of many in-house application development projects, as well as providing consultancy services on enterprise solutions to clients. Clarence started programming with Java in 2001, and then heavily involved in the design and development of JEE applications with technologies including EJB, Spring Framework, Hibernate, JMS, WS, etc., beginning from 2005. Since then, Clarence had made up his mind in becoming a Java Enterprise Architect.
Currently Clarence is working as a consultant for an international finance institution, contributing in various areas including Java EE architectural design, education, provide recommendations on technology solutions as well as application development best practice.
When have spare time, Clarence enjoys playing sports (jogging, swimming, soccer, hiking, etc.), reading, movies, hang out with friends, etc.