Chapter 12: The Design and Implementation of an Engineering Data Management System Using XML and J2EE

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Karen Eglin is a technical engineering lead with Northrop Grumman Information Technology. She is tasked with designing and developing an Enterprise Java Bean?based Open Application Interface (OAI) for the Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System (JEDMICS) repository, made up of engineering drawings stored on magnetic disks and drawing metadata stored in an Oracle database. Ms. Eglin has experience in all phases of system life cycle development including designing and developing client-and server-side applications using Java, Enterprise Java Beans, C++, and CORBA.

Lily Hendra is an engineer with Northrop Grumman Information Technology working on the JEDMICS program. She focuses on developing enterprise applications using J2EE and XML to interface with backend databases. Prior to JEDMICS, she has worked in the area of distributed objects and database technology, focusing on Java, C++, CORBA, and object-relational database systems. She has coauthored papers published in conferences and journals sponsored by the ACM and IEEE, as well as contributed to technical reports published by Cutter Consortium and CSIRO Australia.

Odysseas Pentakalos is vice-president of SYSNET International, Inc., where he focuses on architecture, design, and development of large distributed systems that utilize Java and J2EE technologies. His clients have included major government agencies and corporations such as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army Research Lab, Sun Microsystems, Concert Communications, KPMG, and Northrop Grumman. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science with a specialization in performance management of computer systems. He is the author of the book Windows 2000 Performance Guide (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002), has published over two dozen papers in conference proceedings and journals, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.


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