Randal Root is a senior consultant specializing in .NET programming, SQL Server BI solutions, and technical education. Although he has worked in the industry as a network administrator, DBA, and programmer since the 1980s, for the last 10 years he has focused on providing technical training for businesses and schools such as Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Bellevue College. Randal has now authored two books, Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions (Apress) and A Tester s Guide to .NET Programming (Apress), and obtained several Microsoft professional certifications including MCSE, MCP+I, MCTS, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCT.
Caryn Mason is a content developer and computer programmer with more than 15 years of technical writing experience in a variety of industries, including IT and software. She studied at Bellevue College where she obtained certifications in programming writing and computer programming, specializing in web development. She is especially adept at taking technical concepts and making them understandable by both novices and professionals alike. Caryn has a passion for writing, whether it be technical or fiction, and often finds her inspiration through her two children. In addition to coauthoring Pro SQL Server BI Solutions 2012 (Apress), Caryn works as an independent technical writing consultant and is working on a young-adult novel.