Joseph Ess is a Sun Certified Java Developer and holds two bachelor's degrees: Literature and Computer Science. After an ignoble start to his career, he wrote code for 5 years for 3 different employers before finally writing something someone actually used, he has settled into a comfortable position maintaining a website where he actively tries to incorporate as many technologies as possible ("This week I'm going to post user comments to Bugzilla via XMLRPC. Why? Because I can.").