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About the Author
David Damstra is the Manager of Web Services for CU∗Answers, a credit union service organization, where he manages a team of developers to create web sites and web applications for the financial industry.
Brad Williams is the CEO and Co–Founder of WebDevStudios.com. He is also a co–host on the SitePoint Podcast and an advisor on SitePoint Forums.