Leon Shklar is a professor in the computer science department at Rutgers University where he teaches a senior level course in advanced web application development. He is also the co-author (with Rich Rosen) of the popular textbook Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols, and Practices.
He is currently the head of technology at Reuters Media. Formerly, he was the director of software development at Dow Jones.
Shklar was one of the people at Bell Communications Research who responsible for InfoHarness, one of the earliest (1995) metadata-driven web application systems. He also led the team that developed Metaphoria, one of the first commercially available Java-based server-side Web application frameworks. Shklar has served on the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and was actively involved in the development of the RDF standard.