Joel Murach is the oldest son of publishing pioneer Mike Murach. Joel has been writing and editing books about computer programming for over 20 years now. During that time, he has written extensively on a wide range of Java, .NET, web, and database technologies. He has had best-selling books in all of those categories! In his books, you can see his clear approach to teaching any subject. Besides being a successful author, Joel is also a very talented musician. He writes and performs for his band, Joel Murach and the Low Rollers with regularity in the Bay Area. Mary has a bachelor's degree from Lewis-Clark State College and holds several certifications. Currently, she works for TechKnowSolve, which is her software development company. Also, she has been helping Murach Books develop great technical books.