Riccardo Govoni has been working since 2003 as a J2EE developer for a financial services company in the northern part of Italy. There, he develops Web front ends for legacy banking systems, database management, and heavy-duty data processing tasks. Govoni has strong experience in J2EE multitier applications and detailed knowledge of Java GUI libraries such as Swing and SWT. He has a master's degree in physics. Govoni spends his spare time looking for the latest Java news and trying the latest java technologies, or discussing new project ideas with friends and colleagues.