Marco Bellinaso lives in a small town close to Venice, Italy. He works as a software developer and trainer for Code Architects Srl (www.codearchitects.com), an Italian company that specializes in .NET. He has been working with VB, C/C++, ASP, and other Microsoft tools for several years, specializing in User Interface, API, and ActiveX/COM design and programming, but is now spending all his time on the .NET Framework, using C# and VB.NET.
He's been working with the .NET Framework since the Beta 1, and is now particularly interested in e-commerce design and implementation solutions with SQL Server, ASP.NET, and web services, with both C# and VB.NET. He is part of the VB-2-The-Max team (www.vb2themax.com), a popular website for VB and .NET developers, for which he writes articles and commercial software, such as add-ins for MS Visual Studio and other utilities for VB and .NET developers. In particular, he co-authored the award-winning VB Maximizer VB6 add-in.
Kevin Hoffman has always loved computers and computer
programming. He first got hooked when he received a Commodore
VIC-20 from his grandfather, who had repaired it after finding it
in the trash. He then started a prolific but unprofitable career
writing shareware games and utilities for electronic bulletin board