Massimiliano Dessì is an experienced Java developer, who started developing JEE applications in 2000. In 2004 he discovered the Spring Framework 1.0, and since then he has been one of its most enthusiastic users. He works as a Software Architect and Engineer for Sourcesense (http://www.sourcesense.com), one of the leading European Open-Source System Integrators. Before joining Sourcesense, he worked as software architect for CRS4 (http://www.crs4.it). He's also an active technical writer, author of various articles, publications, and reviews available on http://www.jugsardegna.org/vqwiki/jsp/Wiki?MassimilianoDessi and on http://www.slideshare.net/desmax74/slideshows. Massimiliano is also a frequent speaker at Users Groups conferences, including, Java Users Groups, SpringFrameworkUser Group, Javaday, and Linux Users Groups. He is one of the founders of Java User Group Sardinia (https://jugsardegna.dev.java.net/ and http://www.jugsardegna.org), the founder of "Spring Framework Italian User Group", "Jetspeed Italian User Group" and "Groovy Italian User Group". He maintains a personal weblog at: http://jroller.com/page/desmax and lives in Cagliari, Sardinia with his family.