About the Author
Rodney Ringler has 25 years' experience developing multitasking and parallel
applications, with the last 10 focused on C# and .NET. He graduated cum laude from
Clemson University with a BS degree in Computer Engineering. He then worked for
process control systems, where he went from being a developer to a project
manager to an IT architect. After this, he spent 8 years running his own application
development and hosting company focused on both .NET and open source
technologies. He then spent several years as a consultant, working with companies in
the retail, software, and manufacturing industries.
Currently, Rodney works as a senior .NET developer at a manufacturing company
based in Charlotte, NC, and takes .NET and object-oriented programming classes at
Central Piedmont Community College.
In his spare time, Rodney enjoys life in Lake Wylie, SC, with his wife and
I would like to thank my lovely wife, Rachel, and our four wonderful
children, Matt, Amanda, Caroline, and Dave, for all of their patience
and support while I spent many nights and weekends working on
this project. I would also like to thank my parents, Fred and Joyce
Ringler, for all their help, encouragement, love, and support.
I would like to offer one last thank you to all of the people at
Fellowship Hall, especially Mike and Mahala, who helped save my
life and taught me that miracles do happen as long as you show up
and do your part.