About the Author
Fergal is a seasoned software development professional with 23 years of experience in software product development across a wide variety of technologies. He is currently principal consultant with his own software development consulting company, Dearle Technologies Ltd., engaged in design, development, and architecture for new software products for client companies. In the past Fergal has worked in lead architect and developer roles for Candle Corporation on the OMEGAMON product which is now part of IBMs Tivoli product suite as development manager for the Unix implementations of Lotus 1-2-3. In the early 1990s Fergal lead the team at Glockenspiel that developed CommonView, the first object-oriented UI framework for Microsoft Windows. The team was awarded one of the first ever Jolt Productivity Awards by Dr Dobbs Journal.