Steven Douglas Olson

Software Programming Expert

Salt Lake City, Utah


Steven Douglas Olson has been a software developer for twenty years, starting with Fortran, Pascal, Basic, and later, C at a company called Signetics. While at Novell, he began dabbling in Java, and in 1995, he was among the first to join Novell's Java development group. He's since consulted or worked directly for eight other companies, writing primarily in Java. Steven is the author of "Ajax on Java", published by O'Reilly and currently works as a Software Architect in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Java
  • CSS
  • JavaScript



“Consultant and practitioner Olson offers those new to Java the basics and moves up to advanced ideas at a brisk pace...Examples abound, as do illustrations. ”
— Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News
“After reading the first 10 pages of the book, you’ll have an AJAX app up and running.”
— Dave Fecak, Philadelphia Area Java Users' Group