Jeff Gainer is a writer and consultant who manages automated testing projects and directs quality improvement initiatives for software development companies. Additionally, he is a certified instructor for the Segue suite of automated testing tools; he teaches a number of on-site and public seminars each year.
Mr. Gainer became involved with software in graduate school while using prehistoric computers to perform textual analysis on the works of various English and American authors. Prior to this time, Mr. Gainer studied journalism, public relations, and literature at Marshall University, where he took his degree in 1979. He has since done graduate work in British and American literature, systems analysis and computer science.
In addition to preaching software quality sermons at organizations in the United States, Canada Soputheast Asia and Russia, Mr. Gainer is a contributing author to Developing Web Applications with Visual Basic 5 and Platinum Edition Using Visual Basic 5, both from Que. His technical and managerial articles have appeared in Cutter IT Journal, Contract Professional, Enterprise Development, Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, The Denver Post, and he is a frequent contributor to the Cutter Consortium's Cutter IT Journal. A number of his articles are available at this Web site. In addition to his technical writings, Mr. Gainer occasionally writes mystery fiction; his work has been published by The Case. He has recently completed his first book-length mystery, The Villa Glitz. On quiet summer evenings, he dons a patriotic costume, flies through the air and fights crime.
Mr. Gainer is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, and he is profiled in Who s Who in America and Who s Who in The World. His road-warrior lifestyle has been profiled in Computerworld, and he is frequently quoted in publications such as InfoWorld, Computerworld, USA Today, and Contract Professional.
Mr. Gainer and his wife, Collyer, divide their time between their home in the western Colorado desert and the southeastern coast of France.
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