Rod Paddock founded Dash Point Software, Inc. in 2001 to develop high quality custom software solutions. Rod's current and past clients include: Six Flags, First Premier Bank, Microsoft, Calamos Investments, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Navy. Along with developing software, Rod is a well-known author and conference speaker. Beginning in 1995, Rod has given talks, training sessions and keynotes in the United States, Canada and Europe. Rod was made an MSDN Canada speaker in 2004 and is a Microsoft VB .NET "Most Valuable Professional." Rod is has been editor-in-chief of Code Magazine since 2001.
Kevin S. Goff is the author of CoDe magazine's "The Baker's Dozen" series. He selects a development topic each month and writes 13 productivity tips. Most topics cover .NET in some manner. In late 2004, he wrote an article on productivity tips for Crystal Reports in .NET, a subject close to his heart. The article discussed reporting for line-of-business applications, and focused on producing efficient, effective results. The article caught the attention of many people and organizations, and he's been talking to people and building up the ideas for this book ever since.