MARK MATTHEWS is the creator of Connector/J and its predecessor MM.MySQL, the Java JDBC drivers for MySQL. He is the undisputed authority on developing Java database applications with MySQL. JIM COLE is a senior software engineer specializing in Internet and knowledge management systems. He is an active developer, working in Java, C++, and MySQL. JOSEPH D. GRADECKI is a senior software engineer working on enterprise-level securities processing systems. He has built numerous dynamic, enterprise applications using Java, MySQL, servlets, JSPs, Resin, XML, and more.