About the Author
Mark Collins-Cope is technical director of Ratio Group Ltd., a U.K.-based company undertaking development, training, consultancy and recruitment in the object and component technology arena (see www.ratio.co.uk). Collins-Cope has undertaken many roles in his 16 years in the software development industry, including analysis, design, architecture definition/technical lead, project management, lecturer, and writer. His key interests include use-case analysis, software architecture and component-based development and software process. Collins-Cope is also editor of ObjectiveView, a free object and component technology journal available in PDF format here.
Matt Stephens is a Java developer, project leader, and technical architect with a financial organization based in central London. He's been developing software commercially for over 15 years, and has led many agile projects through successive customer releases. He has spoken at a number of software conferences on object-oriented development topics, and his writing appears regularly in a variety of software journals and websites, including The Register and ObjectiveView.
Matt is the co-author of Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP (Apress, 2003) with Doug Rosenberg, Agile Development with ICONIX Process (Apress, 2005) with Doug Rosenberg and Mark Collins-Cope, and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice with Doug Rosenberg (Apress, 2007).
Catch Matt online at www.softwarereality.com.