Visual Basic 2005 For Dummies

About the Author
I am Bill Sempf, and you’ll notice that I don’t write in third person. I have
spent an inordinate amount of time in the last several years writing about,
thinking about, and coding in VB.NET. I am a coauthor of Pro Visual
Studio.NET, Effective Visual Studio.NET, Professional ASP.NET Web Services
and Professional VB.NET (among others), and a frequent contributor to the
Microsoft Developer Network,, Hardcore Web Services, Inside Web Development Journal, and Intranet Journal.

I have recently been an invited speaker for DevEssentials, the International
XML Web Services Expo, and the Association of Information Technology
Professionals. As a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Internet Business Strategist, and Certified Internet Webmaster, I have developed over one hundred Web applications for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.

I began my career in 1985 by helping my father (also named Bill) manage
Apple IIe systems for the local library. Since then, I have built applications
for the likes of Lucent Technologies, Bank One, the State of Ohio, Nationwide
Insurance, and Sears, Roebuck and Co. I specialized in data-driven Web
applications of all types, both public and private. Currently, I am the Senior
Technology Consultant at Products of Innovative New Technology in Grove
City, Ohio, a Microsoft Certified Partner. I can be reached at

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