About the Authors
Naci Dai, eteration
Naci is a founder of the WTP project, a member of its Project Management Committee
(PMC), and the leader of the J2EE Standards Tools (JST) subproject. Naci is the Chief
Scientist and Managing Director of eteration, a.s. Turkey. eteration is a member of
the ObjectWeb Consortium. Naci is an object mentor and an educator. He is the founder
of ObjectLearn and one of the initiators of theeteration network. He wrote Lomboz, a
tool for J2EE development. Prior to eteration, he was with BEA Systems Inc. and The
Object People as a Managing Director with their professional services organizations.
He teaches object technology, Web development, and distributed computing. His
background is in applied engineering and computational physics. He received his Ph.D.
from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada.
Lawrence Mandel, IBM
Lawrence is a WTP committer and was the leader of documentation and ecosystem development
until the release of WTP 1.5.2. Lawrence is a software architect and developer at the IBM
Toronto Lab. He is currently the Web Subsystem Architect for a new Enterprise Portfolio
Management product under development at IBM Rational. Up until accepting his current
position Lawrence worked on Java Web application development tools including WebSphere
Studio Application Developer and Rational Application Developer. Throughout this time his
development efforts focused on building XML and Web services tools for Eclipse. In addition,
he is leading the Apache Woden project, which is developing a reference implementation of
WSDL 2.0. Lawrence holds an Hon. B.Sc. in Computer Science and Human Biology from the
University of Toronto.
Arthur Ryman, IBM
Arthur is a founder of WTP, a member of its PMC, and was the leader of the Web Standard
Tools (WST) subproject up until the release of WTP 1.5. Arthur is a software development
manager and architect at the IBM Toronto Lab where he has worked since 1982. He led the
IBM contribution to WTP from the inception of the project until the release of WTP 1.5.
He is currently the Chief Architect for a new Enterprise Portfolio Management product
under development at IBM Rational. Arthur was previously responsible for Web Service,
XML, and Java Connector tools, and performance analysis for Rational Application
Developer. Prior to that, he worked on WebSphere Studio Application Developer and
VisualAge for Java. Arthur is a member of the W3C Web Service Description Working Group
and an editor of the WSDL 2.0 Specification and Test Suite. He is a committer on the
Apache Woden project which is developing a reference implementation of WSDL 2.0. He is
a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at
York University, Toronto, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Arthur received his B.Sc degree
in Mathematics and Physics from York University, his M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from London
University, and his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Oxford University.