Dan Haywood started his IT career in 1989 working on big systems development with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting). After 5 years working on two big systems, he decided to stay technical and moved to Sybase UK. There he worked for 4 years as a senior consultant the Sybase ASE RDBMS, taking in multiple roles from project manager to performance-and-tuning specialist.
In 1998 Dan went freelance, and has since developed his interests in object-oriented technologies (Java, .NET, Naked Objects), tools (TogetherJ) and agile development. He also likes to keep up his Sybase skills up-to-date; the combination of strong Java and also RDBMS skills seems to be pretty rare.
Dan's latest initiative is working on Apache Isis: moving the Naked Objects framework (and the sister projects that he wrote for his 'Domain Driven Design' book) into the Apache Software Foundation. Isis is now in the Apache incubator.
To date Dan has authored or co-authored four books. Every time he says "never again"... only to forget several years later.
Dan is married with one daughter; together they all live in Oxfordshire with two elderly dogs.