About Me

Hi there, and welcome to Imar.Spaanjaars.com.

My name is Imar Spaanjaars and I am the creator and owner of this web site. I am also the author of seven books about ASP.NET 4.5, WebMatrix, ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 2.0 and Dreamweaver, all published by Wrox Press. To support the books, I have posted a number of related articles on this site. You can find more information about the books and links to these articles in the About My Books section.

I also posted many other articles, snippets and news item on this Web site. Feel free to take a look around to see if there is anything useful for you.

I run my own company called De Vier Koeden that specializes in Microsoft .NET Consultancy and Development. If you're interested in hiring me, check out the company web site at http://devierkoeden.com

Since October 2008 I receieved the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award each year for my contributions to the ASP.NET community. You can read more about the MVP award, or check out my MVP Profile on the Microsoft web site.

Besides being an author, I am also a frequent visitor and one of the top posters of the Wrox P2P Forums. On these forums, I try to help fellow programmers solve their problems. I focus on the areas of ASP.NET 4.5 / ASP.NET 4 / ASP.NET 3.5 / 2.0, ASP, .NET in general, databases such as SQL Server and other web technologies (MVC, JavaScript, jQuery and more).

You can take a look at my résumé in Dutch. The résumé is also available for download as a PDF.

In my scarce free time I am a fanatic squash player, although unfortunately I am not as good as I'd like to be. Oh well, it takes practice to become good at something, so I guess I'll just have to keep trying. You can see the scores of the matches I've played in the Squash Blogs section.

If you want to contact me, you can send me an E-mail through the Contact page. If you own one of my books, you'll also find my direct E-mail address in the About the Authors section at the beginning of the book.

If you have a question about one of my books, the articles published on my Web site or have a request for an article or howto, feel free to contact me.