Eric Pugh is a member of the Maven development team and an experienced Java enterprise developer specializing in database application design and development, and open source tool integration. He has contributed Hibernate-related code to many projects, including XDoclet and OSWorkflow, and is currently leading development of the Hibernate plugin for Maven. Eric has built several Hibernate applications for clients (including a Web-based lab automation application) and regularly uses Hibernate with Eclipse and Maven. In addition to writing documentation and specifications, Eric has written for OnJava.
Joseph D. Gradecki is a software engineer at Comprehensive Software Solutions, where he works on their SABIL product, an enterprise-level securities processing system. He has built numerous dynamic, enterprise application using Java, Hibernate, MySQL, XML, AspectJ, servlets, JSPs, Resin, BroadVision, and other technologies. He is the author of Mastering JXTA and the co-author of MySQL and Java Developers Guide and Professional Java Tools for Extreme Programming. Joe holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Ph.D.