Paul Lomax, author of O'Reilly's VB & VBA in a Nutshell and a coauthor of VBScript in a Nutshell, is an experienced VB programmer with a passion for sharing his knowledge--and his collection of programming tips and techniques gathered from real-world experience.
Richard Forno is a recognized security professional and coauthor of The Art of Information Warfare. He has held high-profile security positions at major companies and government organizations; he helped establish the first incident response team for the United States House of Representatives and provided advisory support to offices of the Department of Defense on information warfare. He is the cofounder of G2-Forward, a prominent information analysis and distribution service supporting the military intelligence and law enforcement communities. In 1998, he became the chief security officer for Network Solutions (the InterNIC), the company responsible for developing and operating the Internet Shared Registry System.Matt Childs is a vice president with Integrity Solutions Inc., one of Alaska's leading custom software development companies. Matt is responsible for overseeing all in-house development, and over the past year has worked with the State of Alaska and Alaska's two largest telecommunications companies. Matt has worked in the information technology field for nine years, and has been a VB programmer since Visual Basic 3. During most of his early career, Matt was an information technology manager for a large transportation company, where he developed custom software solutions and systems integration for the company's largest clients. Matt has industry experience with utilities; express transportation; and chemical, petroleum, and retail companies. In the winter, Matt spends his free time with his telescope, and during the long Alaska summer days, he enjoys playing softball and spending time with his family. Matt, his wife LeAndra and their daughter Meghan recently returned to Anchorage, Alaska, after spending some time in the southern United States. Matt is also a fiction writer and a freelance journalist.