Jonathan Gennick is an Apress Assistant Editorial Director with responsibility for database topics. He is line-leader for Apress’s Oracle and SQL Server lines. In the distant past he worked as a DBA and developer, and wrote frequently. He is noted for a long run of articles in Oracle Magazine, and for books such as Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, SQL Pocket Guide, Oracle SQL*Loader: The Definitive Guide. Most recently he has coauthored a new edition of SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes. He maintains a keen interest in SQL and related topics. In his spare time he serves actively in his local church and spends for too much time and money on bicycles and parts thereof.