| About the Authors |
Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with over 20 years of experience in designing and building custom solutions. His very first computer program was written in BASIC. While he has used other programming languages over the years, today he spends most of his time using a descendant of that same BASIC language: Visual Basic 2005. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). Tim's recent books include The Visual Basic .NET Style Guide (Pearson Education) and the third edition of O'Reilly's Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell. He has also published many magazine articles on topics related to Visual Basic development.
John Clark Craig has programmed in just about every version of the BASIC language available. He has authored over a dozen books on Visual Basic and other programming topics praised for their utility and ease of use. During his career as a software engineer, John has worked on several fascinating astronomical, energy, and environmental projects, including several of the world's largest solar energy and wind-power production facilities. His current projects combine the power of Visual Basic Express with microcontroller-based robotics inventions, bringing the power of Visual Basic to an exciting new field of applications.