Dan Mabbutt

Computer Science Expert


B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah


  • Visual Basic expert who created training courses for Visual Basic users
  • Co-authored two computer programming books, " Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB" and "Pro ASP.NET 4.0 in VB."
  • B.S. in computer science from the University of Utah


Dan Mabbutt is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on Visual Basic (VB) for 10 years. He started his programming career with Visual Basic using version 1.0, and he has the diskettes to prove it.

As the former manager of a corporate technical training department, he created Visual Basic training for internal customers and for resale, and provided VB training both online and in person. He also co-authored two programming books, " Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB" and "Pro ASP.NET 4.0 in VB." 


Dan graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in computer science. He earned his Certified Netware Engineer (CNE) designation (now known as Certified Novell Engineer) when networks became mainstream in the 1990s.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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