Alison Balter is a leading author of Microsoft Access books and SQL Server books, including Access 2013 Absolute Beginners Guide, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2007 Development, Teach Yourself T-SQL , a developer video training series on Access 2013, and a user video training series on Access 2013, all for SAMS Publishing. She also authored an Access Developer video series for Experts Exchange where she also has published numerous articles.
Alison is a highly experienced developer and independent trainer. She loves to take highly technical material and explain it in a way that everyone can understand. Alison develops applications using Access and SQL Server. She specializes in teaching others how to develop Windows and Web applications. During her 32 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted many people in corporations and government agencies, including Southern California Edison, the Marines, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Shell Oil, Cisco, University of Southern California, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On a personal note, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, and children Alexis and Brendan. They all love to travel, ski (snow and water), and hike. Alison also likes walking, hiking, yoga, and weight lifting.