October 21, 2002
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I am very excited to announce two very important announcements:

Who am I? I am a working software engineer who has been building Microsoft related solutions for over seventeen years. I am also the author of “Pragmatic ADO.NET” and I run the website. I have been working with .NET since the PDC bits came roaring out of Microsoft.

My goal with the is to create a destination for the .NET community. By ensuring that we have content that is immediately applicable to working and weekend-warrior developers, while not ignoring the future of .NET and all of its related technologies (e.g. Web Services, GXA, XQuery, etc.).

If you are interested in writing for, please send me a quick e-mail with a short abstract of what you would like to write about (please do not send me completed articles). I will do my best to get back with you in 2-3 days.

In addition, I want to thank everyone at O’Reilly for welcoming me to the family.

Shawn Wildermuth
.NET Content Editor