Learning Cocos2D is co-authored by Rod Strougo and Ray Wenderlich.
Rod Strougo is the founder and lead developer of the studio Prop Group. Rod’s journey in physics and games started way back with an Apple, writing games in Basic. From the early passion in games, Rod’s career moved to enterprise software development; he spent 10 years writing software for IBM and recently for a large telecom company. Rod’s dinner conversations are much easier nowadays. Instead of trying to explain a J2EE asset management system, he simply pulls out his iPhone and starts showing Prop’s games. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rod lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and son.
You can follow Rod on Twitter: @rodstrougo
Ray Wenderlich is a freelance software developer currently focusing on iPhone and iPad development, and the founder of a small iPhone development studio called Razeware. Ray is a huge gamer, and when he’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.