About the Authors
Vincent Massol has been an active participant in the Maven community as both a committer and a member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) since Maven’s early days in 2002. Vincent has directly contributed to Maven’s core, as well as to various Maven plugins. In addition to his work on Maven, he founded the Jakarta Cactus project-a simple testing framework for server-side Java code and the Cargo project-a J2EE container manipulation framework. Vincent lives and works in Paris, where he is the technical director of Pivolis, a company which specializes in collaborative offshore software development using Agile methodologies. This is Vincent’s third book; he is a co-author of JUnit in Action, published by Manning in 2003 (ISBN 1-930-11099-5) and Maven: A Developer’s Notebook, published by O’Reilly in 2005 (ISBN 0-596-00750-7).
Jason van Zyl focuses on improving the Software Development Infrastructure associated with medium to large scale projects, which has led to the founding of the Apache Maven project. He continues to work directly on Maven and serves as the Chair of the Apache Maven Project Management Committee.
Brett Porter has been involved in the Apache Maven project since early 2003, discovering Maven while searching for a simpler way to define a common build process across projects. Immediately hooked, Brett became increasingly involved in the project’s development, joining the Maven Project Management Committee (PMC) and directing traffic for both the 1.0 and 2.0 major releases. Additionally, Brett has become involved in a variety of other open source projects, and is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. Brett is a co-founder and the Vice President of Engineering at G2iX, where he hopes to be able to make the lives of other developers easier. He is grateful to work and live in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
John Casey became involved in the Maven community in early 2002, when he began looking for something to make his job as Ant “buildmeister” simpler. He was invited to become a Maven committer in 2004, and in 2005, John was elected to the Maven Project Management Committee (PMC). Since 2004, his focus in the Maven project has been the development of Maven 2. Build management and open source involvement have been common threads throughout his professional career, and today a large part of John’s job focus is to continue the advancement of Maven as a premier software development tool. John lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, Emily. When he’s not working on Maven, John enjoys amateur astrophotography, roasting coffee, and working on his house.
Carlos Sanchez received his Computer Engineering degree in the University of Coruña, Spain, and started early in the open source technology world. He created his own company, CSSC, specializing in open source consulting, supporting both European and American companies to deliver pragmatic solutions for a variety of business problems in areas like e-commerce, financial, telecommunications and, of course, software development. He enjoys cycling and raced competitively when he was younger.