Russell Gold has been a Java developer since 1996 and is the author of the open-source project, HttpUnit, as well as a handful of smaller open source projects. He is also a committer on the Codehaus Mojo project, where he maintains the idlJ and RMIC plugins.
He has spent the major part of his career looking for better ways to develop software, is a staunch advocate of agile development, and has embraced Maven as a major advance in build philosophy and technology. Russell is currently employed by Oracle.
I would like to express gratitude to my wife Gwen, for her patience as I spent many hours working on this project, as well as to my boss and co-workers who have offered encouragement and feedback.