Dr. Barry Burd received a Master of Science degree in computer science at Rutgers University and a PhD in mathematics at the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the university-wide List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.
Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He hosts podcasts and videos about software and other technology topics. He is the author of many articles and books, including Java For Dummies, Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies, and Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, all from Wiley.
Dr. Burd lives in Madison, New Jersey, with his wife of n years, where n > 35. As an avid indoor enthusiast, Dr. Burd enjoys sleeping, talking, and eating.
For Harriet, Sam, and Jennie; Sam and Ruth; Abram and Katie; Benjamin and Jennie. And also for Basheva.
Author’s To-Do List, May 13, 2017:
Item: Send chocolates to Paul Levesque (the book’s project editor) and Becky Whitney (the book’s copy editor). As anyone who reads Chapter 4 learns, chocolate is one of the most precious commodities on earth. So when I give chocolate, I give it thoughtfully and intentionally.
Item: Have a plaque erected in honor of Katie Mohr, your acquisitions ...