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About the Authors

Naci Dai, eteration

Naci is a founder of the WTP project, a member of its Project Management Committee (PMC), and the leader of the J2EE Standards Tools (JST) subproject. Naci is the Chief Scientist and Managing Director of eteration, a.s. Turkey. eteration is a member of the ObjectWeb Consortium. Naci is an object mentor and an educator. He is the founder of ObjectLearn and one of the initiators of the eteration network. He wrote Lomboz, a tool for J2EE development. Prior to eteration, he was with BEA Systems Inc. and The Object People as a managing director with their professional services organizations. He teaches object technology, Web development, and distributed computing. His background is in applied engineering and computational physics. He received his Ph.D. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Lawrence Mandel, IBM

Lawrence is a WTP committer and was the leader of documentation and ecosystem development until the release of WTP 1.5.2. Lawrence is a software architect and developer at the IBM Toronto Lab. He is currently the Web Subsystem Architect for a new Enterprise Portfolio Management product under development at IBM Rational. Up until accepting his current position, Lawrence worked on Java Web application development tools including WebSphere Studio Application Developer and Rational Application Developer. Throughout this time his development efforts focused on building XML and Web services tools for Eclipse. In addition, he is leading the Apache Woden project, which is developing a reference implementation of WSDL 2.0. Lawrence holds an Hon. B.Sc. in computer science and human biology from the University of Toronto.

Arthur Ryman, IBM

Arthur is a founder of WTP, a member of its PMC, and was the leader of the Web Standard Tools (WST) subproject up until the release of WTP 1.5. Arthur is a software development manager and architect at the IBM Toronto Lab where he has worked since 1982. He led the IBM contribution to WTP from the inception of the project until the release of WTP 1.5. He is currently the Chief Architect for a new Enterprise Portfolio Management product under development at IBM Rational. Arthur was previously responsible for Web Service, XML, Java Connector tools, and performance analysis for Rational Application Developer. Prior to that, he worked on WebSphere Studio Application Developer and IBM VisualAge for Java. Arthur is a member of the W3C Web Service Description Working Group and an editor of the WSDL 2.0 Specification and Test Suite. He is a committer on the Apache Woden project, which is developing a reference implementation of WSDL 2.0. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an adjunct professor of computer science at York University in Toronto, and a senior member of the IEEE. Arthur received his B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from York University, his M.Sc. in mathematics from London University, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Oxford University.

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