are among the most sought-after speakers and experienced developers
within the industry. They are not only experts on the software development
tools they teach, but are also engaging instructors who effectively
share their real-world experience with their students. They use
their products on a daily basis, know the products inside out, and
are willing to pass their unbiased knowledge on to you!
Rick, an original member of the Clipper development
team, is the Director and Web Tech's Lead Technical Advisor.
He has authored four best-selling database books, as well as
numerous courses for Web Tech. He was a contributing editor
for Data Based Advisor and has written numerous articles for
Delphi Informant Magazine, as well as the UK's Delphi Magazine.
Rick specializes in Delphi, SQL Server and Web applications.
has been programming since for over a dozen years, and he has
been sharing his vast expanse of knowledge with Web Tech clients
for over 5 years now. His consulting projects have included
real time graphing of medical data, accounting systems, and
the case tracking system for state attorneys office. He has
authored numerous Web Tech courses as well as articles for Delphi
Informant magazine. His expert skills include Delphi, HTML,
ColdFusion, SQL, Interbase, MS SQL Server, Oracle
is our VB guru - he's worked with Visual Basic since VB 3. Steve
has also written all of our VB course material. He was a VB
5 beta tester and has written many articles on VB and Access.
He works primarily at our training center in Painswick, although
we do twist his arm now and then and get him over to Florida.
specializes in development using Visual Studio.NET and Microsoft
SQL Server 2000. Leslie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), a Microsoft Certified
Systems Engineer (MCSE) using Windows NT 4.0 and a Microsoft
Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA). He has used and trained
many development products over the years, most recently Visual
Basic.NET, Visual C#.NET and database technologies such as ADO.NET
and ADO. He has also worked with Internet technologies such
as ASP.NET, ASP, XML, and XSLT. Leslie has done courseware design,
written numerous articles and has been teaching computer development
courses for over nine years. Most recently, Leslie co-authored
and tech edited "SAMS Teach Yourself Object-Oriented Programming
with Visual Basic.NET in 21 Days."
A Delphi/C++/Web/Java architect, Jeff Smith has over a dozen
years experience developing everything from PC games to client-server
and enterprise business systems. He has assisted in authoring
course material for Web Tech in Java, Delphi, and various SQL
databases for over five years, and his articles on genetic algorithms
have been published in Developer.com and Developer's Network
Martin is a computer consultant who has been writing software
since 1978 and teaching computer programming since 1981. Throughout
his career he has used an enormous variety of software development
tools and technologies. He has worked in many different sectors
including the space industry, Radar data processing, automation
and process control, instrumentation, financial services, client/server
database, sales order processing, business information systems,
intranet and internet applications. Martin has specialized in
Delphi programming since the first beta release of Delphi 1,
and has taught Delphi courses at all levels.
Jonathan has been programming commercially since 1989. Beginning
his career with 5 years as a windows 'C' programmer, he is now
a professional expert in Delphi, relational database design
(MS SQL Server, Oracle), OO Analysis/Design and Design Patterns.
Having participated in the .Net Beta program, he currently codes
commercially in C# and is an expert in the ASP.net and ADO.net
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