From the Publisher
A large majority of PHP projects rely on a database back-end. As more and more applications integrate large databases with web interfaces, we seek to provide the novice database programmer with a solid foundation in the art and science of developing advanced data- driven web applications with PHP.
About the Author
Deepak Thomas 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.
Andrew Hill is Director of Technology Evangelism for OPenlink Software, an enterprise middleware and data access infrastructure firm located in Burlington,MA. Andrew's position puts him squarely between the business and tech fronts of developing technology industries. He has been programming in PHP for a couple of years, coming to the PHP community initially to support the use of ODBC and database agnostic application connectivity. His interests also include XML, VSP, MAc OS X, and various other *nix technologies.
Harish Rawat 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.
By day, Christopher Scollo is a seemingly ordinary software developer toiling away at his projects. But by night, he eats and sleeps. Other hobbies include hiking,cycling,teaching courses about web technologies, and being polite to people. Many of his personality traits can be connected in some way or the other to his use of the vi editor. Originally, from New Jersey, USA, he now lives in Munich, Germany with his wife, Nicole Bator.
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.