Robert Eckstein has worked with Java since its first release. In aprevious life, he has been an editor for O'Reilly Media, Inc. and aprogrammer for Motorola's cellular technology division. He hasauthored, co-authored, or edited a number of books, including Java Swing, JavaEnterprise Best Practices, Using Samba, XML Pocket Reference, andWebmaster in a Nutshell. In his spare time he has been known to tinkerwith filmmaking and digital photography, as well as collecting vintagevideo game consoles. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wifeMichelle, his children Lauren and Nathan, and their talking dogGinger.
Gerald (Jerry) Carter received his Masters degree in Computer Science from Auburn University, where he continues to pursue his PhD. He has been a member of the Samba development Team since 1998 and his involvement with Unix systems and network administration of UNIX began in 1995. Jerry currently works for HP, working on embedded printing appliances. Having published articles with various web-based magazines, he teaches instructional courses as a consultant for several companies and conferences.