| About the Author |
Harold Davis is a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and author of many well-known books. He's also a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from digital photography to wireless networking, web services, and programming methodologies. His books include: Building Research Tools for Google for Dummies (Wiley), Learn How to Program Using Any Web Browser (Apress), Red Hat Linux 9: Visual QuickPro Guide, and Visual Basic .NET: Visual QuickStart Guide (both Peachpit Press). Harold has served as a consultant for investment funds, technology companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. In recent years, he has been Vice President of Strategic Development at YellowGiant Corporation, a company providing infrastructure for Internet marketing; Chief Technology Officer at a CRM analytics startup; Technical Director at Vignette Corporation and a leader in customer-centric content management; and a Principal in the enterprise consulting practice at Informix Software.