About the Author
Carsten Lucke studied computer-science at the University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg, Germany. He is currently working as a software engineer for the software design and management AG (sd&m AG) in Munich, Germany. In his spare-time he writes articles for various magazines and contributes to the open-source community (especially PHP). He is the developer of a handful of PEAR/PECL packages, founder of the 3rdPEARty pear channel-server project (3rdpearty.net) and the tool-garage.de open-source and freeware project.