Ted Husted is a software analyst, technical writer, and public speaker. He works as a Business Analyst with NimbleUser, a technology company helping professional and trade associations do more with customer relationship management (CRM), web content management, and eCommerce software. Ted also volunteers with the Rochester NY Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the Apache Software Foundation.
His books include Google Wave (Preview) Explained, JUnit in Action, Struts in Action, and Professional JSP Site Design. Ted has consulted with teams throughout the United States, including CitiGroup, Nationwide Insurance, and Pepsi Bottling Group, and he is a regular speaker at ApacheCon and the Ajax Experience. Ted is also a former member of the Apache Struts project and co-founder of the Apache (Jakarta) Commons. You can follow him on Twitter and on several LinkedIn Groups. (See also his Echo page.)
All told, he has been writing business applications since 1984, first for the desktop, then for the Internet, and now for the Cloud.
Dec 2011 - Ted becomes a Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer. He is now working toward Administrator and Sales Cloud certifications and developing a winning Grab The Gold AppExchange entry.
Jun 2010 - Expands documentation for the new Vosao CMS for Google Apps Engine.
Nov 2009 - Self-publishes a brief users guide, Google Wave (Preview) Explained for the doomed twenty-minutes-into-the-future collaborative publishing platform.
Oct 2008 - Joins NimbleUser (formerly known as VanDamme Associates) as a business analyst.
Feb 2007 - Manages initial release of Apache Struts 2.0 and proudly earns a new appellation, "the evil Ted Husted".
2005 - 2008 - Splits time between .NET development and Struts training.
Jun 2004 - Enters into an extended consulting contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality (OK DEQ). During the course of the contract, the OK DEQ switches from the Java to the .NET development platform, and lures Ted to the grey side.
2002 thru 2004 - Spends a lot of time on the road, consulting with teams all over the United States.
Nov 2003 - Co-authors JUnit in Action with Vincent Massol (and discovers the joys of test-driven development!).
Apr 2003 - Jumps into the blogging pool with a post about the datasource blues.
Dec 2002 - Manning releases Struts in Action, first of the "in Action" books.
Oct 2001 - Authors chapters 8-9 in Professional JSP Design (Wrox).
May 2001 - Launches WXXI Spring Marketplace, a custom, full-featured online auction application written with the Struts framework (then in beta).
Mar 2001 - After 512 email exchanges (literally), drafts proposal to create the Jakarta Commons (now Apache Commons).
Nov 2000 - Works with the WXXI news department to launch New York State's first online "Election Finder": a Cold Fusion application which helped voters to locate poling place and verify registration status via the Internet.
1999 and 2000 - Wins back-to-back PBS Awards for Excellence for the revamped WXXI website, which included landing pages for all major programs, streaming audio for two radio stations (second and third in Rochester NY after WBER), and streaming video for special television events (including a Voice of the Voter appearance with Hillary Clinton).
Apr 1996 - Launches www.husted.com and ventures into website development. Eventually drops LAN support services, to focus on application development.
Sep 1994 - Colin Hayes bundles Ted's shareware application, Dart (for MS DOS), with the McGraw-Hill book Paperless Publishing.
Apr 1991 - Dart wins an industry award, the Digital Quill.
1990s - Deploys several small-business local-area-networks, first, to share applications, and later, so that businesses could also access the Internet. In the process, sacrifices many perfectly good copies of Word Perfect for DOS on the altar of Microsoft Word for Windows.
1984 - Joins Law Office of Burns Suter and Doyle as a Word and Data Processing specialist. Develops custom legal debt-collection package for MS DOS using DataPerfect and Word Perfect (F3 Forever!) over a LANtastic network. (It so rocked!)
NimbleUser offers a broad range of system integration services to professional and trade associations, including the design and implementation of customer relationship management, web content management, and electronic commerce technologies. NimbleUser specializes in Salesforce CRM, iMIS AMS, and Umbraco CMS installations.