Andrew Patzer is a web architect for a consulting firm located in the Midwest. His first book, Professional Java Server Programming, is a bestseller and one of the first books to cover J2EE technologies. Andrew recently served as a lead systems architect for an industry-leading application service provider in the insurance industry. He was directly involved in designing and building a J2EE development framework upon which the company's key product was built. Andrew has delivered several presentations over the years to both local user groups and national conferences.