Jason Lefebvre is vice president and cofounder of Intensity Software (http://www.intensitysoftware.com), a software development company specializing in Microsoft .NET development. Aside from software development, Jason is the coauthor of Pure ASP.NET (Sams Publishing), the code- intensive reference to ASP.NET. In addition, Jason has written numerous articles for nationally known magazines such as Visual C++ Developer's Journal , Visual Studio Magazine , and MSDN Magazine .
Paul Bertucci is managing principal and founder of Database Architechs (http://www.dbarchitechs.com), a database consulting firm based in San Francisco, California, and with European offices in Paris, France. He has more than 20 years of experience doing database design, data architecture, data replication, performance and tuning, distributed data systems, data integration, and systems integration for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has authored numerous articles, standards, and courses such as Sybase's "Performance and Tuning" course and "Physical Database Design" course. Paul is a frequent conference speaker and regularly teaches database design, performance and tuning, data modeling, OLAP, Supply Chain Management, and SQL courses. He has worked heavily with .NET, MS SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, and Oracle, and has architected several commercially available tools in the database, data modeling, performance and tuning, and data integration arena. He also was one of the primary authors for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed (Sams Publishing). Paul received his formal education in computer science from UC Berkeley. He lives in northern California with his wife, Vilay, and five children (the fifth came right in the middle of writing Chapter 19 of this book ”a boy!). Paul can be reached at email@example.com and by phone at 925-674-0000.