Chris Hart normally works at Trinity Expert Systems Plc, based in Coventry (UK) but is currently on maternity leave. She's worked on several major .NET, SharePoint, and CMS applications. She enjoys having a job where she gets to learn and play with new technologies on a regular basis, often working on-site with customers. She's been using.NET since the pre-Alpha days, and yet still enjoys the fun of working with beta software.
Chris lives in Birmingham (UK, not Alabama) with her extremely understanding husband James and baby Nathan, and is discovering that motherhood is more challenging than developing a CMS systems for a major client. She's currently trying to work out how to make the home network toddlerproof.
I'd like to thank James for being so understanding - this was the hardest one yet, and you were great. Thanks also to my brother Rob for your inspiring creativity - best of luck in your final year at Uni. Thanks to Lou for designing the Wrox United site, and for being such a fantastic friend. Finally, thanks to Nathan for waiting eight more days after I finished my final drafts before arriving into the world.
Chris Hart contributed Chapters 3-5 and 11 and Appendix C to this book.
John Kauffman was born in Philadelphia, the son of a
chemist and a nurse. He received his degrees from The Pennsylvania
State University, the Colleges of Science and Agriculture. His
early research was for Hershey foods in the genetics of the
chocolate tree and the molecular biology of chocolate production.
Since 1993 John has focused on explaining technology in the
classroom and in books.
Dave Sussman is an independent trainer, consultant, and
writer, who inhabits that strange place called beta land. It's full
of various computers, multiple boot partitions, VPC images, and
very occasionally, stable software. When not writing books or
testing alpha and beta software, Dave can be found working with a
variety of clients helping to bring ASP.NET projects into fruition.
He is a Microsoft MVP, and a member of the ASP Insiders and INETA
Speakers Bureau. You can find more details about Dave and his books
at his official website (www.ipona.com ) or the site he shares with
Alex Homer (http://daveandal.net).
Chris Ullman is a free4lance web developer and technical
author who has spent many years stewing in ASP / ASP.NET, like a
teabag left too long in the pot. Coming from a Computer Science
background, he started initially as a UNIX/Linux guru, who
gravitated towards MS technologies during the summer of ASP (1997).
He cut his teeth on Wrox Press ASP guides, and since then, he has
written on over 20 books, most notably as lead author for Wrox's
bestselling Beginning ASP / ASP.NET 1.x series, and has contributed
XML, and other Internet-related technologies to esoteric to
mention, now swallowed by up in the quicksands of the dot.com