Paul Philion graduated from Virginia Tech in 1989 with a B.S. in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Philosophy. He has been developing in Java professionally since JDK 1.0a2. Paul is a Sun Certified Java Programmer, Developer, Architect, and Web Component Developer. Currently he is the principal architect at Acme Rocket Company, where he designs enterprise systems, tinkers with new technologies and expresses his opinions (loudly). When he's not in the office writing code (and documentation!), he's at the beach, with a glass of wine, writing code.