Address: 2207 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin, TX 78728
Resume available at: http://www.realtime.net/~wbrogden/resume.html
Bill Brogden is LANWrights' VP of Technology and Development. A full-time programmer and writer based in Leander, TX, Bill has over 20 years' experience in the field. He's worked for clients as diverse as The Psychological Corporation, The National Law Library, and Cox Newspapers, providing software and advice on topics that range from indexing and searching services and software, to graphics and analysis toolkits. His many years in the field have ensured experience on a broad range of platforms and languages. Although Bill's favorite programming language used to be Forth, it is now Java; he has also worked in C, C++, Actor, and Smalltalk.
Although he holds a PhD in Chemical Oceanography from Florida State University, Bill enjoys nothing better than learning and exploring new technologies. To that end, he has written a number of Java-related books, including the well received study guides Java 2 Programmer Exam Cram (The Coriolis Group, 1999, 2nd ed 2001) and Java 2 Programmer Exam Prep (The Coriolis Group, 1999, 2nd ed 2001). More recent book projects include the Java Developer's Guide to Servlets and JSP (Sybex, 2001) and Java Developer's Guide to E-Commerce with XML and JSP (Sybex, 2001). Bill also developed the XML-driven Java-based architecture for the LANWrights online course delivery and Java-based test engines; one test engine has been used in over 100,000 books to provide practice tests on a wide range of subjects.
Bill was the principal programmer on some pretty interesting Java projects, including a baseball animation applet that ran for two seasons at www.instantsports.com (which received mention in Newsweek in June, 1996, and has won all types of prizes and awards for "cool Java applets").
In his spare time, Bill's an ardent caninophile, with six Basset hounds, on the current roster, and varying numbers of "rescue Bassets in training" wandering the premises of his Leander estate.
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