Don says, “I guarantee that this will be the hardest book you read in 2004, but also that it will be the single most important book for making you as productive as you can be as a .NET or SQL Server programmer.”
Don and Kathleen are both people who I absolutely listen to when it comes to programming. Read more here…
I also want to share Kathleen’s bio for those of you who may not be familiar wtih her – which means you don’t read Visual Studio Magazine – where she has a gazillion articles! Kathleen is also speaking at Visual Studio Connections in April. I am always astonished when people say “Kathleen Who?“
Kathleen Dollard has been involved in the computer industry for a long time. She started (she claims) by experimenting with programming in junior high. After graduate work, she worked with the computer group at Texaco Research writing Fortran, and helped usher in the age of PCs doing Lotus 123 macros. After working with 4GLs and Clipper, Dollard became an Independent Consultant, ultimately moving to Visual Basic when it became clear that Computer Associates would not release the Windows version of Clipper.
Dollard is well-known for her participation over the last 15 years with on-line communities, including BBSs, Compuserve, Fawcette, DevX, and Microsoft public newsgroups. She has been recognized in some form for her online work since 1994 and a Microsoft MVP since 1998. Dollard is also active in the real world communities of user groups – most recently with the Denver Visual Studio User Group and the Northern Colorado .NET SIG startup. A well-known writer and speaker, she is currently doing pioneering work in code generation using .NET and XSLT.
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