Zak Ruvalcaba holds a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from the National University in San Diego. He has developed Web applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, and IBM. More recently, he's worked as a wireless software engineer developing .NET solutions for Goldman Sachs, TV Guide, The Gartner Group, Microsoft and Qualcomm. Previous books by Zak Ruvalcaba include The 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver 4 (Que Publishing) and Dreamweaver MX Unleashed (Sams Publishing). He also lectures on various technologies and tools including Dreamweaver and ASP.NET for the San Diego Community College District.
"This book provides you with the background necessary for building ASP.NET applications. It covers what nearly every introduction book covers, the ASP.NET controls, data access, master pages, and so on. What sets it apart from most other books is how clearly the material is presented to the reader. You won't find some golden piece of information you've never heard before but that's not the focus of the book. For a beginner, it's a perfect choice."
--Chris Stewart, ASP.NET 2.0 Blog