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Chad Davis

Principal Engineer at EMC

Boulder, Colorado
Computer Software
  1. EMC,
  2. ReadyPortal,
  3. Blackdog Software, Inc.
  1. Manning,
  2. Artis Logicae
  1. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Principal Engineer

– Present

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I am a software engineer, primarily working in the Java realm. I believe in doing things the right way, which means following engineering principles of procedure, documentation and design. On a more specific level, I am a proponent of test-driven, agile software development practices, design patterns, automated unit tests and constant refactoring.

Above all else, I'm committed to a mode of constant learning that sustains my engagement in my profession. I read books, participate in the virtual communities of the software that I use, and both attend and present at various conferences and developer groups. I'm also the author of two books: Struts 2 in Action and the SCMAD Exam Guide.

Lately, I've been enjoying the challenge of building a lightweight, but feature rich, content management system based on the Java Content Repository specification.

Specialties:Struts 2
Content Repository API for Java
Java Web Application Frameworks


Struts 2 in Action(Link)

May 2008

The best selling book on Struts 2.


SCMAD Exam Guide(Link)

Tata McGraw Hill

Exam Guide for the Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer certification.


Honors & Awards

DZone Most Valuable Blogger

My blog articles on Java and software engineering are now republished in the curated content zones of DZone, one of the most respected content sites in the Java world.


Principal Engineer

– Present (3 years 4 months)Louisville, CO

Chief Architect

– Present (8 years 9 months)


Blackdog Software, Inc.
– Present (11 years 11 months)

Software engineer primarily focusing on full stack J2EE applications, commonly including such technologies as Struts 1, Struts 2, Hibernate, JPA, Spring, and Ajax. Also provide consulting and training.

Co-author of Struts 2 in Action

(1 month)

Co-author of the best selling Struts 2 in Action from Manning

Software Engineer

Artis Logicae
(3 years)


University of Arkansas at Little Rock

MS, Computer Science

Recognized as the "Donaghey Cybercollege Outstanding MS Graduate in Computer Science"

Colorado State University

MA, English

Graduate Project passed with Distinction
Comprehensive Exams passed with Distinction
Taught Composition as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Truman State University

BA, English

Graduated as the "Outstanding Senior in English, BA"
Served as a Writing Consultant in the Writing Center

Arizona State University

none taken, English


  • Struts
  • Software Development
  • Hibernate
  • Agile Methodologies
  • REST
  • Spring
  • Software Engineering
  • Java
  • AJAX
  • JPA
  • Design Patterns
  • J2EE Application...
  • Test Driven Development
  • XML
  • Ant
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Maven
  • Tomcat
  • JUnit
  • Eclipse
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