Dale Dougherty is the publisher of the O'Reilly Network and Director of O'Reilly Research. Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, including founding O'Reilly & Associates with Tim O'Reilly. He was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers, and he was O'Reilly & Associates' first editor. Dale has written and edited numerous books at O'Reilly & Associates. Dougherty is a Lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley.MARK GRAND is an Atlanta-based consultant with over twenty-three years of experience in distributed systems, object-oriented design, and Java. He is currently working on an open source framework for gluing components and programs into an application. He is also the author of Patterns in Java, Volume 2 and Java Enterprise Design Patterns (both from Wiley).