About the Authors
Steven A. Smith, Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, is president and owner of
ASPAlliance.com, LLC, the #1 ASP.NET developer community, which provides
articles, forums, listservs, and sample code for ASP and ASP.NET
developers. He is also the owner and head instructor for ASPSmith Ltd, a
.NET-focused training company. Steve speaks at several conferences each
year and has written articles for MSDN and AspNetPRO magazines in addition to
his first book, ASP.NET By Example. Steve has a Master's degree in
Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Science Engineering. When he isn't working, Steve enjoys swimming,
biking, and computer games. Steve lives in Ohio with his wife Michelle
and daughter Ilyana.
Steve can be reached at email@example.com.
Rob Howard is a Program Manager on the Microsoft ASP.NET Team and is responsible
for features such as Caching, Session State, Error Handling, and the Http
Runtime . He additionally runs and maintains the www.asp.net web site and is
the lead developer on the ASP.NET Forums source project. Rob has written or
contributed to several books on ASP.NET, and is also a frequent presenter at
conferences and user groups. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ASP Alliance Contributors
Brett Burridge is a Microsoft Certified Professional based in the United
Kingdom. Since 1997, he has created websites and software applications for a
range of public sector organisations, start up ventures and multinational
companies. Brett has also written technical articles for ASPToday,
ariadne.ac.uk and ASPAlliance.com. Brett's ASPAlliance column is at
Robert Chartier has developed IT solutions for more than nine years with a
diverse background in both software and hardware development. He is
internationally recognized as an innovative thinker and leading IT architect
with frequent speaking engagements showcasing his expertise. He's been an
integral part of many open forums on cutting-edge technology, including the
.NET Framework and Web Services. His current position as vice president of
technology for Santra Technology (http://www.santra.com) has allowed him to
focus on innovation within the Web Services market space.
He uses expertise with many Microsoft technologies, including .NET, and a
strong background in Oracle, BEA Systems, Inc.'s BEA WebLogic, IBM, Java 2
Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and similar technologies to support his
award-winning writing. He frequently publishes to many of the leading developer
and industry support Web sites and publications. He has a bachelor's degree in
Computer Information Systems.
Robert Chartier can be reached at email@example.com.
Jesudas Chinnathampi also known as Das, has been working with Active Server
Pages since 1998. Currently he is working with Silicomm Corporation,
http://silicomm.com. Das is also a member of the ASPElite, http://ASPElite.com,
a select group of developers who help to manage the discussions at
ASPFriends.com. Das started working with ASP.NET when its first beta was
Recently Das wrote chapters for two WROX books discussing working with ASP.NET
and databases. You can view the details of his books at the following links:
co-author - Beginning ASP.NET Databases using VB.NET
co-author - Beginning ASP.NET Databases using C#
Also, Das has his own column at http://aspalliance.com/das/.
Das has a Masters Degree in Computer Application. During leisures, he enjoys
driving, playing chess and watching games (Cricket, Basketball, Shuttle
Jose Fuentes likes to be thought of as a (do it guy) when others say it
can't be done, he finds a way. This is a guy that goes to bed and wakes up
in the middle of the night with answers to his problems. Jose lives in
Tallahassee, FL with his wife and young boy. He specializes in windows
application development using VB.Net though he also handles all the
they can throw at him. He has worked in the development field for 6 years
professionally but has been in hobby developer since he was 12 using
and many more. When he's not spending endless amounts of time developing,
you can find him playing with his family. Other activities include
art, his favorite piece that he has done so far is (visualize) a big
computer monitor (LCD or plasma) hanging on the wall. It then experiences
mans rage and has a keyboard shoved though the screen, leaving all it's
circuits exposed and flashes here and there and broken glass, keys popping
out. Very abstract art, using many old motherboards and broken glass and
all. His favorite motto is "if it can't be done, you haven't tried hard
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Garrett is the Head of Technology for one of the larger european new media
agencies, working with some of the worlds best known brands helping them
develop web and interactive TV strategies. Chris started his obsession with
programming when at around the age of ten he started learning BASIC on his
Commodore VIC-20. The addiction has never been kicked and since 1994 has
concentrated on the Internet, most recently using ASP.NET. When Chris isn't
hunched over a computer screen or talking someones ear off about some new
technology, he tries very hard to have a real life with his wife Clare, his
daughter Amy and two overweight cats.
David Gottlieb is a web developer for EBSCO Subsidiary Web Services, a
subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. His primary skills
are ASP.NET with C#, Microsoft Commerce Server 2002, Microsoft Content
Management Server 2002, Classic ASP and a little VB. He is an ASP Alliance
columnist, a member of the AspElite at http://www.aspelite.com, and is a
moderator of the ASP.NET Forums at www.asp.net.
Other books by David Gottlieb: Co-Author: ASP.NET Components Toolkit - Wrox
Press - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861008023
Thomas Johansen is a young and promising developer from Norway. He has been
programming since the age of 12 when he made simple programs using Basic.
For the past 2 years Thomas has been developing windows and web applications
using the .NET framework.
He is skilled in ASP, VBScript, JScript, C, C++, Java, C#, ASP.NET, GDI+ and
Web Services. Developing custom controls for use in ASP.NET applications is
one of things he enjoys the most. Thomas is frequently answering developers
at the official ASP.NET forums, and he has a column at ASP Alliance
where he posts his articles. Thomas can be reached at email@example.com.
Thomas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sreedhar Koganti is a Microsoft Certified Professional from Falls Church, VA. He
has several years of experience in developing and implementing applications for
Microsoft platforms as a consultant and author. He also teaches Microsoft
technologies and has a free educational site (www.w3coder.com) that contains
.NET-related content. He may be contacdted at
Colt Kwong is a Microsoft MVP and addict in anything about *.NET*. He's
one of the Top 25 posters at the Microsoft Official ASP.NET Forums. He is also
an ASP.NET Forums Moderator, guest speaker in Microsoft Hong Kong TechEd 2002
and freelancer for Microsoft HK. He's in the Winner's Circle for
Microsoft's Asia Student.NET Online Challenge, earning perfect scores in Visual
Studio.NET Advanced, Visual Studio.NET Intermediate, and Visual Studio.NET
Basics. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
He co-authored a book for Wrox in Jan 2003: Beginning Dynamic Web Sites with Web
Matrix and he can be reached at Colt@mvps.org.
Bjørn is a young developer hailing from Norway. He is self-taught, but hopes for
admittance to Queensland University of Technology where he wishes to achieve
the Bachelor of IT degree. In the here-and-now he is sporadically writing
articles for his column at the ASPAlliance.
H.R.Malik is from Lahore, Pakistan. He has been working with ASP.NET since its
Beta 2 version. He has a Master's degree in Computer Sciences with
specialization in E-Commerce. He is also an MCP. He is a member columnist of
the ASP Alliance team and regularly writes technical articles related to
ASP.NET/SQL Server 2000.
Haroon has been teaching computer courses for the last 2 years and is now
acting as a course instructor for the certification course of Microsoft
Certified Application Developer (MCAD), at Infologix Institute of Technology,
Lahore. Previously he has worked as a Web Administrator, Database Operator and
Assistant Network Administrator.
Haroon enjoys his free time reviewing books, testing new technologies or
surfing the Internet for R&D.
Andrew Mooney is a software developer from Illinois. He specializes in web
development using Microsoft database technologies, especially SQL Server 2000
and Access 2000. He holds all of the Brainbench BCIP certifications, incuding
Web Developer Database, Web Developer Client-Side, and Web Developer
Tim Musschoot is a Jr. Software Engineer from Roeselare, Belgium. During his
studies at the University of Ghent, he got interested in software engineering.
He started working as a freelancer in 1998. At first, he was a Visual C++
developer, but the interest in ASP came very soon after that. Especially the
possibility of extending application usability by adding a webbased interface
increased this interest even further. After being a betatester for Lernout
& Hauspie (L&H), he signed up for the Visual Studio .NET betatesting
program in 2000, and came in touch with .NET. About 18 months ago Tim joined
the AspFriends lists and a couple of months later he started writing articles
related to web development (aspnl.com, aspalliance.com). Since 2002, he's also
an active participant of the AspFriends community and a member of the AspElite
Daniel Olson is the principal software designer for trading operations at
Barbnet, an investment company in Fort Worth, TX. He has been developing
applications in .Net since the beta version. Before that he developed
applications in Java.
Philip is from Christchurch, New Zealand and has been deeply immersed in the
world of programming for a number of years. Starting from BASIC and working his
way up through VB, VBScript and now VB.NET and C++. He specializes in ASP and
ASP.NET development (with VBScript and VB.NET).
Aside from programming he also spends too much time playing various games and
exploring graphic design.
Chris is an independent software engineer living and working as a full time
employee in Annapolis, Maryland. Chris has more than 16 years of development
experience building web, n-tier, mobile and client server database
applications. When he is not glued to the computer, you'll find him hanging out
with his wife and two kids, playing fantasy football and hockey or pretending
to be a real hockey player on some of Central Maryland's ice rinks.
Steve Sharrock is president of Stephen Sharrock Consulting, Inc. (http://www.sharkcode.com).
Steve is a veteran software developer with over twenty years of experience
and has been writing Web applications and Web Services using the .NET platform
since the early beta days in 2000. Steve is a member of several developer
community organizations including AspAlliance, AspElite, SDForum and his
local CUG user groups. Steve lives in the San Francisco Bay
Area. When he is not involved with his consulting business or
speaking at a local user group, Steve is an avid inline skater and can
usually be found on the skating trails around his community.
Jeff Widmer is Lead Developer for the Xbox.com web site
(http://www.xbox.com) where he works with Microsoft Content Management
Server 2002, Microsoft Commerce Server 2002, and the .NET Framework to
produce an international web site that receives over 4 million page
views per month. Jeff has been working with VB.NET, C#, and ASP.NET
since the first Beta was released in 2000. He is a Microsoft Certified
Application Developer for .NET and a Microsoft Certified Solution
Developer. Jeff currently lives in Kirkland, Washington with his
beautiful wife Jill. He can be reached at email@example.com or at
his web site at http://www.jeffreywidmer.com.
Paul Wilson is a software architect in Atlanta, currently with a medical device
company. He specializes in Microsoft technologies, including .NET, C#, ASP,
SQL, COM+, and VB. His WilsonWebForm Control allows Multiple Forms and
Non-PostBack Forms in ASP.NET. He is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and is also
recognized as an ASPFriend's ASPAce/ASPElite. He is a moderator on Microsoft's
ASP.NET Forums, as well as one of the top posters. He is certified in .NET
(MCAD), as well as also holding the MCSD, MCDBA, and MCSE. Please visit his
website, www.WilsonDotNet.com, or email him at
Remas Wojciechowski had his first computing experience with a ZX Spectrum when
he typed "10 LET A = 3". Although he has a degree in business administration,
he now devotes a large part of his professional life to (ASP).NET development.
Currently he works for Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany, and is responsible for
new technologies in the group's corporate finance. In his spare time (less and
less) he writes articles (way too few) for his aspalliance.com column. Remas is
a Polish national but he has lived in Germany since 1994.
Jeremy Zongker is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for Microsoft .NET
(MCSD.NET) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He is the founder
and president of Trilitech, LLC (www.trilitech.com), a web design, development
and hosting company. In addition Jeremy has written articles for AspAlliance
(www.aspalliance.com/jzongker) and CSharp Today (www.csharptoday.com). He has
been programming on his own for over ten years and professionally for the last
three. He has been working almost exclusively with Asp.Net since July of 2001.
Jeremy is currently working as a Software Developer III at one of Oklahoma's
largest banks. He lives in Broken Arrow, OK with his lovely wife Jeanette and
beautiful daughter Katrina.
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