is a Master Java Architect at the Sun Java Center. He received a M. S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University after earning a B. S. in computer science from the College of William and Mary. While focusing on object-oriented technologies, he has developed in a variety of environments, including Smalltalk and the Java programming language. He has published articles about Java technology in leading industry periodicals, in addition to being a contributing author to several books. Currently Mr. Malks has been focusing on distributed, service-based designs, patterns and implementations.