David Gulbransen has been employed as an information systems professional for more than eight years. He began his career with the Indiana University Departmental Support Lab as an analyst/manager, overseeing a consulting group responsible for advising university departments on technology deployment. After an appointment as the computing support specialist for the School of Fine Arts, David left for a position as the manager of information systems at Dimension X, a Java tools development company. While there, he grew the information systems environment from a small Unix-based shop to a shared Unix/NT environment serving customers as diverse as Fox Television, MCA Records, Intel, and Sun Microsystems. Upon the purchase of Dimension X in 1997 by Microsoft, David co-founded Vervet Logic, a software development company developing XML and Web tools for new media development. Some of his other titles include Creating Web Applets with Java, The Netscape Server Survival Guide, Special Edition Using Dynamic HTML, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to XML. David holds a B.A. in computer science and theatre from Indiana University.