Harold Davis is currently a Managing Director at Julian Capital in Berkeley, California. He was Vice President of Strategic Development at YellowGiant Corporation, a provider of directory infrastructure software. He has served as a technology consultant to many of the most important high-technology companies, including Internet startups, Web infrastructure players, and Fortune 1000 technology companies. Harold has been a Technical Director at Vignette Corporation and a Principal in the e-commerce practice at Informix Software. In addition, he is the author of many best-selling books on programming and the Web including Red Hat Linux 6: Visual QuickPro Guide (Peachpit Press), Visual Basic 6 Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), Visual Basic Secrets (IDG Books), and Web Developer's Secrets (IDG Books). Recently, he has written Understanding 802.11b and Bluetooth, Enterprise Web Architecture, and other executive briefings for MightyWords.
Richard Mansfield (High Point, NC) is an author and programmer whose recent titles include Visual Basic .NET ASP.NET Programming (Hungry Minds) and Visual Basic .NET Database Programming For Dummies (Hungry Minds). While he was the editor of COMPUTE! Magazinne during the '80s, he wrote hundreds of magazine articles and two monthly columns. From 1987 to 1991, Richard was editorial director and partner in Signal Research. He began writing books full-time in 1991, and has written 28 computer books. Over 500,000 of his books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into 11 languages.