Walter Nyland has years of experience in the software industry. After development work with C and C++, he moved to Java and gradually moved all his software development activities on the NetBeans Platform. He has been responsible for a variety of corporate software development projects, particularly in unmanned vehicle control software, using the NetBeans Platform as the basis of a suite of development products. Delving into technical writing for the first time, Walter has provided a lot of the technical insights into the inner workings of the NetBeans Platform to the book. He's based in Boise, Idaho.