Carl P. Dea is currently a Sr. Software Engineer, co-author of Java 7 Recipes, author of JavaFX 2 Introduction by Example, and technical reviewer of Pro JavaFX 2 from Apress publishing. Carl has been developing software for over 15 years with many clients from fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. He has written software ranging from mission critical applications to e-commerce-based Web applications. Carl has been using Java since the very beginning and he also is a huge JavaFX enthusiast dating back when it used to be called F3. His current software development interests are: UI/UX, game programming, data visualization, microcontrollers, smart phones and tablet computers. When he's not working he and his wife love to watch their daughters perform at gymnastics meets. Carl lives on the East Coast in Pasadena, Maryland USA.