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 Robert J. Oberg

Robert J. Oberg is the founder and CEO of Object Innovations. He was educated as a mathematician, receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969 and an A.B. from University of California at Berkley in 1964.

He taught Mathematics at Knox College, Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and Computer Science at Framingham State College, serving as Chairman of the Computer Science Department.

Since 1982 he has worked in the computer industry. At Prime Computer he worked as a software engineer for the CPU Group, including projects such as the development of a pipeline simulator for a high-end CPU. At Wang Laboratories he did client/server work for the Imaging Group and was a member of a team developing an object management system.
While at Wang, as a side project, he wrote a course in object-oriented C++ programming.

In 1993 he started his own company, Object Innovations (, which develops courseware on object-oriented technologies, such as C++, MFC, OLE, ActiveX, COM/DCOM/COM+, Java and .NET. Besides writing his own courses, he has taught courses for several leading training companies. He is series editor for The Integrated .NET Series from Object Innovations and Prentice Hall PTR. He is the author of Understanding and Programming COM+, Introduction to C# Using .NET, Application Development Using C# and .NET, .NET Architecture and Programming Using Visual C++, Application Development Using Visual Basic and .NET, Programming Perl in the .NET Environment, and Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET, all published by Prentice Hall.