Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 21 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 36 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner ; HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner ; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens ; Scratch Programming for Teens ; and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.
William R. Stanek is a leading network technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. He is also a regular contributor to leading publications like PC Magazine. He has written, coauthored, or contributed to numerous computer books, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, and Windows 2000 Scripting Administrator's Guide. Mr. Stanek has a master's degree in information systems, with distinction, and a bachelor's degree in computer science, magna cum laude. Mr. Stanek has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. He has experience in developing server technology, encryption, Internet development, and a strong understanding of e-commerce technology and its development.