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About the Authors of Programming the Web with Visual Basic .NET

Apress, Paperback, Published July 2002, 936 pages, ISBN 1590590279 List Price: $59.95, offsite link.$41.97 at Amazon.com (save 30%).

Programming the Web with Visual Basic .NET was written by a unique family team: Lynn Torkelson, Constance Petersen, and their son, 15-year-old Zac Torkelson.

Lynn Torkelson, CFO of SoftMedia Artisans, Inc.Lynn Torkelson, a grizzled veteran of assembly language and C programming, has extensive experience using Visual Basic to develop client-server business applications. Lynn also did tours of duty as a software development manager and as a manager of software quality. Learn more about Lynn Torkelson.

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Constance Petersen, CEO of SoftMedia Artisans, Inc.Constance Petersen coauthored the best-selling Visual Basic 4 How-To and has been recognized with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for her contributions to the Visual Basic development community. The creative force within SoftMedia Artisans, she has written extensively on Web design and usability. Learn more about Constance Petersen.

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Zac Torkelson, Whiz KidZac Torkelson began investigating the joys of programming at the age of 10 and gradually intensified his interest. He soon learned Visual Basic 5.0, then Visual Basic 6.0, and C++. Zac then began using the Windows API extensively in his programs. Upon the arrival of the first .NET beta, Zac switched to Visual Basic .NET and C#. These days he particularly likes to program multiplayer online games. Microsoft published an article about Zac in their employee newsletter MicroNews: Programming Whiz Kid Pitches in on Family Project.

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