About the Author
Rod Stephens is a professional software developer who has built a wide variety of software and database applications in his 20-year career. He is the author of 18 books and more than 250 articles, and is a regular contributor to DevX.com (www.devx.com). Rod's clear, compelling writing makes it easy for less experienced readers to master new material. His current position as an adjunct instructor for ITT Technical institute has given him additional insight into the kinds of discussion, examples, and exercises that students find most helpful.