Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Authors

Ben Forta

Ben Forta is Adobe's Senior Director of Education Initiatives and has more than three decades of experience in the computer industry—in product development, support, training, and product marketing. He is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes as well as titles on SQL Server T-SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, and MariaDB; Learning Regular Expressions; and Captain Code, which teaches Python to younger coders (and those young at heart), Java, Windows, and more. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and websites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on application development and Internet technologies. Ben lives in Oak Park, Michigan, with his wife, Dr. Marcy Forta, and their children. He welcomes your email at and invites you to visit his website at