"If you want to be a part of where the Web is going, you need to read this book..."
-Dave Clark, Chief Protocol Architect of the Internet, 1981-1989
"This is required reading in my seminar on information design: a wise book on Web design and technical matters by an author with a good eye in addition to good programming skills."
-Edward Tufte, WIRED Magazine, June 1998
"Your book is the best one I've read about web publishing, bar none."
-J. Paul Holbrook, Director, Internet Technologies, CNN
Philip Greenspun has been in and around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1979. He alternates between teaching traditional electrical engineering classes and teaching "Software Engineering for Web Applications", a course that he co-developed with Hal Abelson. This has been a successful course at MIT and is being used by computer science departments at 20 other universities around the world. Greenspun is the author of two textbooks used at MIT, including Internet Application Workbook
. Greenspun is an instrument-rated private pilot and has flown his Diamond Star across most of the North American continent and two-thirds of the Caribbean islands. In the mid-1990s, Greenspun founded the Scalable Systems for Online Communities research group at MIT and spun it out into ArsDigita, which he grew into a profitable $20 million (revenue) open-source enterprise software company. The software is best known for its support of public online communities, such as www.scorecard.org and www.photo.net, which started as Philip Greenspun's home page and grew to serve 500,000 users educating each other to become better photographers.