Nicolas Leroux is a senior architect and Technical Director at Lunatech, having joined in 2001. Nicolas is an expert early adopter of the Java Enterprise platform as well as the open-source technologies that gravitate around it. He is the co-founder of the Benelux JBoss User Group and the Riviera Java User Group . He also contributes to the open source frameworks he uses by committing patches. Since 2009, Nicolas has had a passion for the Play framework and is a core developer of its open-source project. Nicolas is currently writing a Play 2 for Java book for Manning Publications, with co-authors Lunatech colleagues Sietse de Kapper.