Andres Almiray is a Java/Groovy developer with more than 12 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. His current interests include Groovy and desktop apps. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Andres is a founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.