Lance B. Young has been developing enterprise software for over fifteen years. He has been using Java for the past five years at ASIX, Inc. ASIX builds property tax management systems for county governments within North America. Lance's focus has been on attempting to build the perfect Object Oriented business application development framework with a rich Java client, a flexible Java middle layer, and an isolated database back end. He has worked with Swing, EJB, JMS, RMI, JDBC, Jini, and related Java technologies. ASIX has recently released their UI framework, on JuiPiter.org, as open source with an Apache-style license.