Madhusudhan Konda is a Java consultant working in London, primarily with investment banks and financial organizations. Having worked in enterprise and core Java for the last 14 years, his interests lie in distributed, multi-threaded, n-tier scalable and extensible architectures. He is experienced in designing and developing high-frequency and low-latency application architectures. He enjoys writing books, technical papers, reviews and is interested in mentoring. He's the author of O'Reilly's "Just" series: Just Spring, Just Spring Integration, Just Spring Data Access and Just Hibernate. He's currently working on Just Java 8, a sweet and simple book introducing Java Lambdas from the ground up.