Charles Petzold has been programming for Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985. He wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming, “A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your First Windows Application,” which appeared in the December 1986 issue of Microsoft Systems Journal. In 1987 he wrote Programming Windows, which is currently in its fifth edition and is one of the best-selling programming books of all time.
Petzold has been a contributing editor to PC Magazine since 1985. For nearly a decade his writing appeared in virtually every issue of this bimonthly magazine, first in the “PC Tutor” column and then in “Environments.” While no longer as deeply involved with the magazine, he still occasionally writes programming articles. Links to some recent articles can be found on his Web site www.charlespetzold.com.