About Neal Goldstein
Neal Goldstein is a recognized leader in making state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies practical for commercial and enterprise development. He was one of the first technologists to work with commercial developers at firms such as Apple Computer, Lucasfilm, and Microsoft to develop commercial applications using object-based programming technologies. He was a pioneer in moving that approach into the corporate world for developers at Liberty Mutual Insurance, USWest (now Verizon), National Car Rental, EDS, and Continental Airlines, showing them how object-oriented programming could solve enterprise-wide problems. His book (with Jeff Alger) on object-oriented development, Developing Object-Oriented Software for the Macintosh (Addison Wesley, 1992), introduced the idea of scenarios and patterns to developers. He was an early advocate of the Microsoft .NET framework, and successfully introduced it into many enterprises, including Charles Schwab. He was one of the earliest developers of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and as Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology and the Chief Architect at Charles Schwab, he built an integrated SOA solution that spanned the enterprise, from desktop PCs to servers to complex network mainframes. (He holds three patents as a result.) As one of IBM’s largest customers, he introduced them to SOA at the enterprise level and encouraged them to head in that direction.
He currently has 8 applications in the App Store including a series of Travel Photo Guides (travelphotoguides.com) developed with his partners at mobilefortytwo and Digital Field Guides (http://lp.wileypub.com/DestinationDFGiPhoneApp/ ) developed in partnership with John Wiley. He also has cool little free app called Expense Calendar which allows you to keep track of things like expenses, mileage, and time by adding them to your calendar.
Since you can never tell what he’ll be up to next, regularly check back.