Raleigh, N.C. - Rafe Colburn, a Senior Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience designing and building Web applications for clients, is the newest member of the hesketh.com team and will head its Technology Practice. Having served clients including the American Kennel Club, Bank of America, and Chevron, Colburn's areas of expertise include software development in Ruby on Rails, Java, and PHP, as well as database design and application architecture. He is best known for his iterative approach to developing applications. Initial input comes from customers and hesketh.com User Experience Consultants at the earliest formative stage and is enhanced by continual test-drives by customers throughout the process to flush out hidden requirements and user preferences. Colburn is the author of a number of computer books on CGI programming, SQL, HTML, Perl programming, and Web publishing, including "Special Edition Using SQL," "Teach Yourself CGI Programming in 24 Hours," and "Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day." He is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Information Systems.