Gary Mak, founder and chief consultant of Meta-Archit Software Technology Limited, has been a technical architect and application developer on the enterprise Java platform for more than seven years. He is the author of the Apress books Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach and Pro SpringSource dm Server. In his career, Gary has developed a number of Java-based software projects, most of which are application frameworks, system infrastructures, and software tools. He enjoys designing and implementing the complex parts of software projects. Gary has a master's degree in computer science. His research interests include object-oriented technology, aspect-oriented technology, design patterns, software reuse, and domain-driven development.
Gary specializes in building enterprise applications on technologies including Spring, Hibernate, JPA, JSF, Portlet, AJAX, and OSGi. He has been using the Spring Framework in his projects since Spring version 1.0. Gary has been an instructor of courses on enterprise Java, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services, and agile development. He has written a series of Spring and Hibernate tutorials as course materials, parts of which are open to the public, and they're gaining popularity in the Java community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and watching tennis competitions.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate for SpringSource, an editor for InfoQ.com, and author/co-author of many works (including Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Edition, published by Apress). Josh has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including Geecon, TheServerSide Java Symposium, SpringOne, OSCON, JavaZone, Devoxx, JAX, and Java2Days. When he s not hacking on Spring Integration and other open-source code (see http://Git.SpringSource.org, http://GitHub.com/SpringSource, and http://GitHub.com/JoshLong), he can be found at the local Java user group, a coffee shop, or the airport. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, big data, business process management, grid processing, rich Internet applications, mobile computing, and so-called "smart systems". He blogs at http://blog.springsource.org and JoshLong.com, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.