Sumith Kumar Puri has close to 14 Years of experience in Entrepreneurship, Conceptualization, Architecture, Design and Development of Software Products and Solutions – Predominantly, this was using Java/Java EE. This also includes time spent as an Author. During this time, he worked for Top Software Companies of the world including Yahoo (Altaba), Symantec, Siebel (Oracle), Huawei, GXS (OpenText) and Misys. He is an Active Blogger and is recognized under the DZone Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) Program and Java Code Geek (JCG) Program. He also holds Multiple Certifications in Core Java, Java EE, C, C++, Algorithms and Data Structures. This includes SCJP 1.4, SCJP 5.0, SCBCD 1.3, SCBCD 5.0, Quest C, Quest CPP, Quest Data Structures, Brainbench Spring 2.x, Brainbench Hibernate 3.5, Brainbench Java EE 6.0. He also is an Open Source Contributor and likes Competitive Programming and Hackathons. He has 11 Publications to his name in International and National Conferences, Journals and Magazines. He is an Active Member of the IEEE/Computer Society, ACM and CSI. He completed his Xth Grade and XIIth Grade (Computer Science) from Naval Public School, Kochi, India. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering [Information Science and Engineering] from Sri Revana Siddeshwara Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He has also completed the Executive Programme [Data Mining and Analytics] from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India and the Executive Certificate Programme [Entrepreneurship] from the Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, India. He also completed Proficience (Short-Term Focussed Course) in each of Cryptography & Network Security, Intelligent Agents, Innovative Product Design and Development from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Sumith has been Programming since Age 13 and started off by developing software to help his father’s business. His Current Interests are in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. He is based out of Bangalore, India. His Other Interests include Cricket, Fitness, Travelling and Music. He is currently an Author [Java/Java EE] at Packt Publishing.