Ted Faison has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and has been involved with object-oriented-programming and component-based development since the inception of those technologies. He has worked primarily in the private sector, also as a consultant for the U.S. and Italian governments. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, and an active researcher in the field of software engineering, specializing in component-based software. He currently is a senior software engineer at the Southern California Auto Club, where he works on the development of a large .NET distributed system for customer relationship management. Ted is the author of Component-Based Development with Visual C#, Borland C++ Object-Oriented Programming, and Graphical User Interfaces with TurboC++.