Marius Bancila is the author of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook and The Modern C++ Challenge. He has been a Microsoft MVP since 2006, for VC++ and later Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He is a system architect and works with various technologies, both managed and unmanaged, for desktop, cloud, and mobile, mainly developing with VC++ and VC#. He keeps a blog at http://www.mariusbancila.ro/blog, focused on C++ and Windows programming. He is the co-founder of codexpert.ro, a community for Romanian C++ programmers.