Masoud Kalali has been working on software development projects since 1998, which gives him a broad perspective on software development in general and changes in the software development landscape in the past 1.5 decades. Masoud has experience with a variety of technologies (.NET, J2EE, CORBA, and COM+) on diverse platforms (Solaris, Linux, and Windows). He has a masters degree in Information Systems with a bachelor degree in Software Engineering.
Masoud has authored a fair number of articles and other types of material, including several articles at Java.net and Dzone. He is the author of multiple refcardz, published by Dzone, including but not limited to Using XML in Java (http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/using-xml-java) and Security and GlassFish v3 (http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/getting-startedglassfish) refcardz. Masoud is one of the founding members of NetBeans Dream Team (http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetBeansDreamTeam) and a GlassFish community spotlighted developer (https://glassfish.java.net/public/developers.html). Masoud is the author of GlassFish Security (http://www.packtpub.com/glassfish-security/book) that was published in 2010, covering GlassFish v3 security and Java EE 6 security.
Masoud's main area of research and interest includes service-oriented architecture and large-scale systems development and deployment. In his spare time he enjoys photography, mountaineering, and climbing.
Masoud's Twitter handle is @MasoudKalali if you want to know what he is up to.