Yashavant Kanetkar is an author of more than a dozen books on C/C++/VC++/COM/DirectX/.Net programming. His books are amongst the highest-selling titles in Asia. He has several technology articles to his credit and is a regular columnist for Express Computers and Developer 2.0 published in association with the venerable Dr Dobb's Journal. In recognition of his efforts Microsoft awarded him the "Best .NET Technical Contributor" award from Microsoft for the year 2003.

Yashavant obtained his B.E. from VJTI Bombay and his M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur. A Mechanical Engineer by education, he switched to computers a decade ago and hasn't looked back since. His current affiliations include being a Director of KICIT, a training company and DCube Software Technologies.