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Ryan Benedetti holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Montana and works as a Web Developer/Multimedia Specialist for the University of Portland. He works with Flash, ActionScript, Adobe's Creative Suite, Drupal, Liferay Portal, and Apache's Jakarta Velocity Templating language.
For seven years, Ryan served as Department Head for Information Technology and Computer Engineering at SKC. Prior to that, he worked as editor and information systems specialist for a river, stream, and wetland research program in the School of Forestry at the University of Montana.
Ryan's poems have been published in Cut Bank and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. He spends his free hours painting, cartooning, playing blues harmonica, making Flash learning toys, and practicing zazen. He spends his best moments with his daughter, his son, and his sweetheart, Shonna, in Portland, OR.
Ronan Cranley is the Senior Web Developer/Systems Manager at University of Portland, Oregon. He has worked on an array of different projects in PHP, VB.Net, C# and Java. These include a client-side GIS system, a homegrown content management system, a calendaring/scheduling system, and a jQuery/Google Maps mashup. Ronan also serves as the SQL Server DBA for the University.
I've liked all of the Head First books I've used. It only helped me a little at my job as it explained some of the funner, presentation stuff before some of the basics like... Read morePublished 8 months ago by IT Girl
These books are great!!! I enjoy reading them. Very easy to learn. This is my fourth book from Head First LabsPublished 8 months ago by Carlos Sosa
Great book for the visual learner. Excited to try others in the series. I also have the PHP MySQL and Web Design books in the Headfirst series.Published 9 months ago by Shelby Ostrander
This book was useful in that it helped me learn more about jQuery basics, so this is a good book for beginners. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anna