I am a hands-on software architect with over 30 years experience in the industry, 19 of those years with experience in application, integration, and enterprise architecture, mostly within the Java platform. I also have extensive experience successfully delivering Service-based Architectures and messaging-based solutions to small and large clients.
I am also a published technical author and conference speaker.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microservices and Service-based Architectures
  • Service-Oriented Architecture 
  • Application, Integration, and Enterprise Architecture
  • Java Platform and Open Source Technologies
  • Hands-on Pragmatic Software Development / Delivery
  • Iterative and Agile Methodologies / Agile Coaching
  • Architecture Assessment and Roadmap Development
  • Training, Teaching, Coaching, and Mentoring

Published Books and Videos

Other Things I've Done

  • President, Boston Java Users Group (1997-1998)
  • President, New England Java Users Group (1999-2003)

Certifications and Achievements

  • IBM Hundred Percent Club (2006)
  • The Open Group Master IT Architect Certification
  • IBM Certified IT Architect
  • Sun Certified J2EE Business Component Developer
  • Sun Certified J2EE Enterprise Architect (Part I)
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • BEA WebLogic Certified Developer
  • Greenbriar & Russel Certified Java Instructor


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