Bartosz Milewski is the president of Reliable Software, a company that creates high-quality productivity tools for programmers. His work has been widely published in major journals over the past several years, and he is the author of C++ In Action (Addison-Wesley, 2001). During his eight years at Microsoft, he was the development lead of the Content Index component of Windows 2000. He has taught C++ programming at the University of Wroclaw in Poland and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Wroclaw. He is also involved with the University of Washington, where he participates in graduate courses and seminars in computer science. He is a member of the advisory board at UW Professional and Continuing Education, advising on C/C++ courses.