Jevgeni Kabanov is the founder and lead of ZeroTurnaround, a development tools company that focuses on productivity. Before that, he worked as the R&D director of Webmedia, Ltd, the largest custom software development company in the Baltics. As part of the effort to reduce development time tunraround, he wrote the prototype of the ZeroTurnaround flagship product, JavaRebel, a class reloading JVM plug–in. Jevgeni has been speaking at international conferences for several years, including JavaPolis/Devoxx, JavaZone, JAOO, and so on. He also has an active research interest, publishing several papers on topics ranging from category theoretical notions to typesafe Java DSLs. Besides the commercial products made for ZeroTurnaround, Jevgeni is a co–founder of two open–source projects — Aranea and Squill. Aranea is a web development and integration platform based on strong object–oriented principles. Squill is a typesafe internal DSL for constructing and executing SQL queries. Jevgeni's personal blog can be found at dow.ngra.de.