About the Author
Grant Allen has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, and database administrator. Grant's roles have covered private enterprise, academia and the government sector around the world, specialising in global-scale systems design, development, and performance. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, on topics ranging from data mining to compliance, and technologies such as databases (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL), content management, collaboration, disruptive innovation, and mobile ecosystems like Android. His first Android application was a task list to remind him to finish all his other unfinished Android projects. Grant works for Google, and in his spare time is completing a Ph.D on building innovative high-technology environments. Grant is the author of Beginning DB2, and lead author of Oracle SQL Recipes and The Definitive Guide to SQLite.
strongBob Bryla/strong is an Oracle 8, 8ii/i, 9, and 10ig/i certified professional with more than 15 years of experience in database design, database application development, training, and Oracle database administration. He is the primary Internet database designer and an Oracle database administrator at Lands' End in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Bob works with PHP and Oracle on a daily basis to support the back end of the world's #1 clothing web site, a href="http://www.LandsEnd.com"www.LandsEnd.com/a.
Darl Kuhn is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.
With extensive experience developing for the Flash platform and Java, Chris Allen is a leader in the open source Flash community. Over the last eight years, he has been a software architect and developer for various companies, including Cambridge Technology Partners, Mass General Hospital and Scholastic, Inc. Chris is president and chief executive officer of Infrared5, a consulting firm built around services for the open source Red5 server, and is co-project manager and a Java developer for the open source Red5 project.