Craig L. Russell

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Craig L. Russell (born January 6, 1949) is an American software architect[1][2] and author. He contributed to the book 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (ISBN 059652269X).


Early life and education[edit]

Craig L. Russell was born January 6, 1949 in New York City. He graduated from Harvard University in 1971 with a BA in Applied Mathematics.


Craig joined Sun Microsystems to lead the development of Object Relational Mapping. He initiated the creation of Java Data Objects, for which he was specification lead[3] for JSR 12 and JSR 243 and continues to maintain the specifications. He was the architect responsible for developing the implementation of Container Managed Persistence for Sun's Java Enterprise Edition Application Server.

Craig was the contributing editor for the Object Data Management Group Standard: 3.0 Java binding, ISBN 1-55860-647-5. He co-authored the definitive work on Java Data Objects, published by O'Reilly, 2003, ISBN 0-596-00276-9. An expert in Object Relational Mapping, he wrote "Bridging the Object-Relational Divide", ACM Queue May/June 2008.

Craig is a member and officer of The Apache Software Foundation and a member of the Apache Incubator project responsible for bringing projects into Apache.


  • 6591275: Object-relational mapping for tables without primary keys
  • 8117153: Systems and methods for a distributed cache


  1. ^ Paul Krill (24 September 2004). "Sun seeks data persistence model for Java". InfoWorld. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Paul Krill (26 March 2003). "Java object models debated". InfoWorld. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Ezzio, David (2002). Using and understanding Java objects. Apress: Apress. p. xv. ISBN 978-1-59059-043-0. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 

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