Laura Thomson is a senior software engineer at Mozilla Corporation. She was formerly a principal at both OmniTI and Tangled Web Design, and she has worked for RMIT University and the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) degree with honors.
Luke Welling is a web architect at OmniTI and regularly speaks on open source and web development topics at conferences such as OSCON, ZendCon, MySQLUC, PHPCon, OSDC, and LinuxTag. Prior to joining OmniTI, he worked for the web analytics company Hitwise.com, at the database vendor MySQL AB, and as an independent consultant at Tangled Web Design. He has taught computer science at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree.
Julie C. Meloni has been developing web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day and remembers the excitement surrounding the first GUI web browser. She has authored numerous books and articles on web-based programming languages and database topics, including the bestselling Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One.
Adam DeFields is a consultant specializing in web application development, project management, and instructional design. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he runs Emanation Systems, LLC, a company he founded in 2002. He has been involved with web development projects using several different technologies, but has developed a strong preference toward PHP/MySQL-based projects.
Marc Wandschneider is a freelance software developer, author, and speaker who travels the globe working on interesting projects. In recent years, a lot of his attention has been focused on writing robust and scalable web applications, and in 2005 he wrote a book called Core Web Application Programming with PHP and MySQL. He was was previously the main developer of the SWiK open source community site.
I can't remember the last time I've written a review, but I feel like I must for the Kindle Edition of this book - it is atrocious. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Oscar Ramirez
Oh my goodness, finally a book that clearly, concisely explains how the various web pieces fit together. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sparrow
Good examples but I think it has too much information at times. Good to go back to.Published 1 month ago by Jimmy
Clear, very complete and nice to read. Great book that any developer should have.Published 1 month ago by Natanael Sosa Garcia
This is a very good presentation of the capabilities of PHP and MySQL, presented in a nice progression of concepts.Published 2 months ago by E. Rak
Bought this new for a class. Because it's new I get the cd with the ebook and all the sample code discussed in the book! Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. K.
This book is clear and concise. Overall, I think it's worth the purchase if you are interested in learning PHP/mySQL. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sam tift
The book was in great shape but it did not have the CD included. It is difficult to appropriately use the book without the electronic copies of the samples.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book if you don't need your hand held. Covers everything you need to know to get started.Published 4 months ago by jwk