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About the Author
W. Scott Means is a software developer, consultant, and author.He's been a professional software developer since 1988, when he joined Microsoft at the ripe age of 17. Since then, he's written code for everything from device drivers to multiplayer casino games. Over the years, he's come to specialize in software firefighting; he takes on seemingly impossible deadlines and delivers solutions that exceed his clients' expectations. His goal is to make his clients successful by empowering them to serve their own needs by choosing precisely the right technologies and systems to achieve their goals. He's done extensive development on both Microsoft and open-source platforms. In addition, he's written and cowritten books on XML and has released several open-source libraries and components.