About the Author
Worldwide, millions of computer users regard Dr. Kris Jamsa as one of the leading experts in the industry. He is the author of over 70 computer books covering a wide range of topics, including DOS, Windows, OS/2, programming languages, graphics, the Internet and the Web. He is known through his books for his ability to make the most difficult concepts simple and understandable. On several occasions he has been asked to speak regarding the most current topics of the computer industry.
In 1983 he earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from the United States Air Force Academy. After graduation he worked as a VAX/VMS system manager for the Air Force, in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the same time, Dr. Jamsa was earning his master's degree in computer science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In August of 1993, the same year he founded Jamsa Press, Dr. Jamsa received his doctorate in computer science with an emphasis on operating systems from Arizona State University. Continuing to broaden his education, he commuted from Las Vegas every week to San Diego State University, which awarded him an MBA in 1997.
Today, Dr. Jamsa is the Director of Gulf Publishing Company's Book Division in Houston, Texas. He continues to author many Jamsa Press books and commutes regularly to Las Vegas to ensure Jamsa Press books maintain their high-quality content. Dr. Jamsa is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Because of his expertise and experience, computer users worldwide turn to Dr. Jamsa for advice and solutions.
Lars Klander is an experienced computer programmer who has worked with personal computer programming platforms since the introduction of the TRS-80. Lars graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993 with a B.S. in Political Science after spending 5 years in an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science double degree program. Despite his best efforts to avoid them, computers have remained in his blood and he has spent much of his professional career writing enterprise solutions for various companies. Currently, he is employed by Jamsa Press as Senior Programmer. Lars recently co-authored Jamsa Press the newly released 1001 Visual Basic Programmer's Tips, and is currently working on Jamsa's C/C++ Programmer's Bible. When not writing books or programming, he spends his spare time with his fiancee Brett and his 6 cats and 2 dogs.