Chris Hart works full-time as a developer at Trinity Expert Systems Plc, based in Coventry (UK), where 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, as she tries to fit writing alongside her hectic job and her attempts at gardening. She collects computers in much the same way as some old ladies collect cats.
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
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 Web site (www.ipona.com) or the site he
shares with Alex Homer (http://daveandal.net).
Chris Ullman is a freelance 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 toward MS technologies during the summer of ASP (1997).
He cut his teeth on Wrox Press ASP guides, and since then he has
written on more than 20 books, most notably as lead author for
Wrox’s bestselling Beginning ASP/ASP.NET 1.x series, and has
Services, C#, XML, and other Internet-related technologies too
esoteric to mention, now swallowed up in the quicksands of the