About the Author
Weiqi Gao is a principal software engineer with Object Computing, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. He has more than 15 years of software development experience and has been using Java technology since 1998. He is interested in programming languages, object-oriented systems, distributed computing, and graphical user interfaces. He is a member of the steering committee of the St. Louis Java Users Group. Weiqi holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Open-source developer and agile manager Stephen Chin is founder of numerous open-source projects including WidgetFX and JFXtras, and senior manager at Inovis in Emeryville, California. He has been working with Java desktop and enterprise technologies for more than a decade, and has a passion for improving development technologies and process. Stephen's interest in Java technologies has lead him to start a Java- and JavaFX- focused blog that is targeted at early technology adopters (SteveOnJava.com).
Dean Iverson has been writing software professionally for more than 15 years. He is employed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, where he is a senior researcher and rich client application developer. He also has a small software consultancy called Pleasing Software Solutions, which he co-founded with his wife.
Johan Vos is a Java Champion who started to work with Java in 1995. As part of the Blackdown team, he helped port Java to Linux. With LodgON, the company he cofounded, he has been mainly working on Java-based solutions for social networking software. His main focus is on end-to-end Java, combining the strengths of backend systems and embedded devices. His favorite technologies are currently Java EE/Glassfish at the backend and JavaFX at the frontend. He contributes to a number of open source projects, including DataFX and the Android port of JavaFX. Johan’s blog can be followed at http://blogs.lodgon.com/johan, he tweets at http://twitter.com/johanvos, and can be reached at email@example.com.