I've been developing in Java since I started university in 1998. I've only been using Cocoon for a few months, but did use XSLT for some projects at my previous job.
I used to use Hibernate and Spring with JSP until I saw Ugo's SpringPetstore. As I'm the only developer at my new company (so far) so I can pretty much choose my own tools.
I'm originally from a hill farm in Wales, but moved to Ipswich after finishing university. My main interest outside of programming is dance music and sometimes I do a bit of DJing (mainly techno, psytrance, breaks and D&B).