Elliotte Rusty Harold is originally from New Orleans to which he returns periodically in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, he currently resides in the University Town Center neighborhood of Irvine with his wife Beth, dog Shayna, and cats Charm (named after the quark) and Marjorie (named after his mother-in-law). He's an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University where he teaches Java, XML, and object oriented programming. He's a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Software Development, Dr. Dobb's Architecure & Design World, SD Best Practices, Extreme Markup Languages, and too many user groups to count. His open source projects include the XOM Library for processing XML with Java and the Amateur media player.
W. Scott Means has been a professional software developer since 1988,
when he joined Microsoft Corporation at the age of 17. He was one of the
original developers of OS/2 1.1 and Windows NT, and did some of the
early work on the Microsoft Network for the Microsoft Advanced
Technology and Business Development group. Since then he has written
software for everything from multiplayer casino games to railroad
geometry measurement equipment. For Scott's latest projects and musings
on software development, visit his blog at smeans.com.