About the Technical Reviewers
These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Developing Games in Java. As the tutorial was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that Developing Games in Java fits our readers' needs for the highest-quality technical information. David Fox has designed and developed numerous CD-ROM, web, and wireless games for companies such as Fox Interactive, Byron Preiss Multimedia, and PlayLink. Currently he is one of the principals of Next Game, Inc., working on a system that allows people to wager on games of skill. David is also the author of several best-selling tutorials about Internet technologies. His writing has appeared in publications such as Gamasutra, Salon.com, and Developer.com, and he has presented topics on Java gaming at the JavaOne Conference for the past few years. Tom Jacobson received his undergraduate degree at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Upon graduation, he began helping create interactive computer games aimed at rehabilitating dyslexic children as part of a joint research project between UCSF and Rutgers University. Tom is co-founder of Gamelet.com, an online web game company that has created numerous Java games for companies such as Snapple, Sony, and Subaru. He is currently the Chief Gaming Officer for www.superdudes.net.