Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Ken Mayer has used dBASE both as a hobbyist and as a professional coder for many years, starting with dBASE III+ and working up to dBASE PLUS. Ken worked for Borland, Intl. for two years as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer on the Intrabuilder and dBASE products (Intrabuilder 1.0, Visual dBASE 7.0 and 7.01), and also worked for five years for dBASE Inc. as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, also working on dBASE (Visual dBASE 7.5, dB2K and dBASE PLUS, as well as dQuery). Ken was a contributing editor to dBASE Advisor magazine for the one and a half years or so it was in publication. He served on Borland’s TeamB (volunteer technical support) when Borland owned dBASE, and has helped many in the dBASE developer community. At this time he is a member of the dBVIPS for dataBased Intelligence, Inc., doing the same things he did with TeamB. He authored a good portion of the Knowledgebase articles that ship with dBASE PLUS, and authored the original dBASE PLUS tutorial. Some of the material in this book will look suspiciously familiar to any who have used the Knowledgebase. Ken has also been the librarian of a freeware library of code made available to all dBASE developers called the dBASE Users’ Function Library Project (dUFLP) for so long he’s lost count. He has been a speaker at Borland and other conferences on dBASE, speaking about coding techniques. Ken’s current job is as a full-time instructor at Heald College (in Concord, CA) for over 5 years, teaching Microsoft Office courses, and other Business classes (e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, etc.). When not working, Ken is very active in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (http://www.sca.org), and enjoys cooking, movies, games, and reading. Ken lives in Walnut Creek, CA with his wife Carolyn Eaton and their two cats Rebo and Zootie (named after a pair of comedians from the science fiction TV show Babylon 5).