Rick Leinecker is a veteran software developer and author with more than 15 years of experience. Among his current book titles are The Visual C++ 6 Bible , COM+ Unleashed , and Teach Yourself Visual J++ in 21 Days . He's written hundreds of magazine articles, and now writes for developer Web sites such as www.developer.com and www.UsingASP.net.
You might find some of his software, such as Perfect Checkmate and Bicycle Bridge , when you visit retail stores. He's written dozens of entertainment titles over the years, including Trump Castle and Miami Vice .
He's held a number of lead positions in major companies, including Senior Software Engineer at MCI's digital imaging division and Senior Software Engineer at Landmark Communications. He now teaches full time at Rockingham Community College.
When he's not writing books and software, Rick can be found participating in theater guild productions such as Bye Bye Birdie and Camelot . He also sings, plays the guitar and French horn, and writes music.
Vincent Minden is a software consultant specializing in .NET technologies and Japanese language software. He recently returned to the United States from Japan, where he spent five years doing back-end programming for Internet and intranet sites. Vincent started programming in 1981 on a Commodore PET and has been involved with programming ever since. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Walla Walla College.
William B. Burns has been developing software applications for more than 10 years. His development background stems primarily from manufacturing, working for companies such as Thomas Built Buses, Tyco, and other technology-based firms. William founded his own company, Burns Technologies, in 2000 to develop custom applications for niche markets. His client projects include developing parametric engineering applications for the automotive industry, using Microsoft .NET to develop Web-based eCommerce applications and document imaging systems.
William resides in High Point with his wife Kim and sons Paul and Joseph. When he's away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and drums, and going fishing .