After reading the book, developers will be fluent in database systems and how to take advantage of them in PHP applications.
Chris Lea Chris Lea is a developer currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He received a BS in Physics with Highest Honors and Distinction from UNC-CH in 1997, and has been sitting in front of a computer for a great deal of his time since then. Typically he uses Linux, which has been his platform of choice since sometime in college when he first bumped into it. He started with PHP a few years after that and has worked on projects ranging from the entertainment industry to the financial sector.Deepak Thomas Deepak is a Member of Technical Staff with Oracle corp. in Redwood Shores, CA. Co-author of Professional PHP; he has also contributed to other Wrox titles on Linux and Java both as an author and a reviewer. His interests include Linux, J2EE technologies and website deployment issues.
Christopher Scollo Christopher Scollo is a veteran web programmer and one of the authors of Professional PHP Programming and Professional PHP4, both from Wrox Press. Originally from New Jersey, USA, he now lives in Munich, Germany where he is the lead developer at Ciao.com. Despite the sedentary nature of his occupation, he is an active fellow with a hearty appetite. Eating well is his favorite pastime, but he also enjoys hiking and cycling with his wife, Nicole Bator.
Harish Rawat Harish is a software developer at Oracle Corporation. He has over nine years of experience in Systems programming. His technical areas of interest include XML, Java, and Network Protocols. Co-author of Professional PHP; he has also contributed to other Wrox titles on Linux and Java both as an author and a reviewer.
Sanjay Abraham Sanjay Abraham has been a PHP developer since 1995 and continues to be an avid publicity-shunning open source evangelist prophesizing his wealth of experience to thousands of programmers around the world. His skill sets include Assembly, C, C++, Java, SQL, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python, and proficient knowledge of advanced algorithms and data structures. His technology interests also include XML, Mac OS X, and various other *nix technologies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.