Software Engineer, Google
Previously Alex was the project lead for the Dojo Toolkit and Director of R&D at SitePen. Alex also was a senior software engineer at JotSpot and Informatica where he helped both companies build highly interactive web interfaces. His earlier open source involvement included stints as editor of the OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and primary author of the netWindows DHTML toolkit.
Comet improves application responsiveness for collaborative, multi-user applications and does it without the performance headaches associated with intermittent polling.