Books

The following are the books where I have authorship credit:

Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a Day, (7th Edition)

  • October, 2013 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

Windows Live Essentials

  • September, 2009 Authored
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing

Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day (6th Edition)

  • July, 2008 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers

  • April, 2008 Authored
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing

Alan Simpson’s Windows Vista Bible, Desktop Edition

  • April, 2007 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing

Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, Fifth Edition

  • December, 2004 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

I was the author for this book’s newest edition, which is an update of Jesse Liberty’s previous edition. This book has been updated the most recent C++ standards and more.

Windows XP in 10 Steps or Less

  • October, 2003 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing

Finally a book my parents might read! Learn how to do the ins and outs of Windows XP. Better yet, learn to do them in ten steps or less!

Sams Teach Yourself the C# Language in 21 Days

  • July, 2003 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

An update of the twenty-one day book that focuses on teaching how to program with the C# language. Update includes Type & Runs, added coverage of database programming, and better compatability with non-Microsoft compilers and runtimes (such as mono)

Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days, Sixth Edition

  • Dec. 2002 Primary author
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is the most recent edition of the book that has sold over a quarter million  copies.

Sams Teach Yourself C# in 21 Days

  • Sept. 2001 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

Twenty-one day book that focuses on teaching how to program with the C# language.

Sams Teach Yourself C for Linux Programming in 21 Days

  • Dec. 1999 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This book is focused on teaching the reader to program in C on the Linux platform. Linux is written in C, so understanding how to program in C is critical for the true Linux developer.

Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days: Complete Compiler Edition – Version 2.0

  • Nov. 1999 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is a complete compiler edition of Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days, Fifth Edition. This contains the Publisher version of Visual C++ 6, a test engine for testing your knowledge, and the Fifth Edition book.

Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days, Fifth Edition

  • Oct. 1999 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days, Complete Compiler Edition

  • Jan. 1999 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is the first edition of the complete compiler edition. This included the Borland C++ 5.0 compiler, a test engine, and the Fourth Edition of the book.

Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days, Fourth Edition

  • Aug. 1997 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

An Introduction to PowerBuilder
PowerBuilder DataWindows and Databases
Advanced PowerBuilder

  • Early 1997 Co-Authored (Never published)
  • Publisher: Que E&T

These three titles were created for Que E&T. Changes in Que E&T management caused these to be dropped after they were written, but before they were actually published.

C: An Introduction to Programming

  • Feb. 1996 Co-Authored
  • Publisher: Que E&T

This is a book for learning C that is aimed at the education market.

Teach Yourself C In 21 Days, Premier Edition

  • July 1995 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

 

Teach Yourself Advanced C In 21 Days

  • Apr. 1994 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is a follow-up to the Sams Teach Yourself C book (or any other introductory C book).  The code in this book was aimed at the DOS environment; however, there is valuable information on planning and analizing projects in addition to topics such as linked lists.

Teach Yourself C In 21 Days, Bestseller Edition

  • Oct. 1993 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

Even You Can Soup Up Fix PCs

  • June 1993 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is an easy to follow hardware book that I wrote. It was written during the “Dummies War” when all the publishers were going after the Dummies books. The Dummies books won the war….

On the Cutting Edge Of Technology

  • July 1993 Minor contribution
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This was a very, very cool book by Sams Publishing. This four-color book covered technologies like Virtual Reality and Nanotechnology. I read through the book for the publisher and wrote the glossary of terms that were related to the book.

Teach Yourself C In 21 Days

  • Sept. 1992 Authored
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

This is an international bestselling book that is available in a number of languages including Korean, Spanish, Romainian, English, and more. This is the book that started the Sams Teach Yourself in 21 Days craze. I created this book which was the first book to add a step-by-step tutorial to the promise of learning in a set period of time. While the publisher argued for a number of different time frames—including “in a month,” I targeted three weeks. Twenty-one days seemed like enough time to effectively learn a topic, yet not so much time it would become frustrating.

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