Erb Cooper has been programming for nearly 30 years, 17 of those professionally.
He studied at New York University and Columbia University.
He adopted Java early in its life (early 1996) and has been doing nothing else ever since,
though he has recently discovered the joys of Python. Many years ago he co-authored 2 books with
Henry Mullish, one of them a C textbook and the other a book of games for the Commodore 64.
He is currently active in the Intellij IDEA developer community
(http://www.intellij.org , http://www.intellij.net/forums/) and works at Liquidnet (http://www.liquidnet.com).