John P. Cottrell started programming in Basic in 1982 and since then has written applications in many different languages. He started programming in Visual Basic with version 4 in 1996 and has been coding in VB .NET since June 2000. John lives in Sugar Hill, Georgia, and in his spare time enjoys programming, coin collecting, and spending time with his wife, Adelle, and three-year-old daughter , Katy.
Lowell Mauer has been in data processing for over 23 years as a programmer, an instructor, and a consultant. He has taught programming at Brooklyn College in New York City and Montclair State College in New Jersey. He has developed and marketed several Visual Basic applications, including a SQL Server-based reservation system for a private golf course. Lowell currently is a senior consultant in New York City.