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Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it. After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller. A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing. Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.
Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.
In addition to his primary profession as a writer and technical consultant, Michael is the founder of Stalefish Labs (www.stalefishlabs.com), an entertainment company specializing in games, toys, and interactive media. When not glued to his computer, skateboarding, playing hockey, or watching movies with his wife, Masheed, Michael enjoys hanging out by his koi pond.
2.5 stars, head start books are not the greatest I would recommended gladdis, but most certainly not "API" or "beginners" aka ("planet wrox" (quoting like... Read morePublished 24 days ago by NoTiMe
This book has some good information, however what I'm covering in my class isn't in this book. This book gives me a sense of how PHP works, but for specifics I have to search... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danielle K.
for self-learning it's MUCH better than Murach, esp. if one is just working one's way into the subject matter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rotty3M
Whimsical, informative, humorous. As a Windows / PC based application developer for 30 years I have found this to be a good introductory and enjoyable approach to the non-Windows... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John H Funk
This book help me understand the basic of PHP and MySQL. Although you will still need a reference type book to go alone with your continued learning for this subject. Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Robinson Sr.
Sometimes it can feel like you are a kid in elementary school, but hey, when you are totally lost and learning, that is good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daniel Aranzamendi