is an independent software development and strategic technology consultant. He was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both companies, David oversaw the architecture and development of varied systems to deliver personalized dynamic content to users around the world. After discovering PHP as a solution to his web programming needs in 1996, he created the PX (http://px.sklar.com/), which enables PHP users to exchange programs. Since then, he has continued to rely on PHP for personal and professional projects. When away from the computer, David eats mini-donuts, plays records, and likes to cook. He lives in New York City and has a degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
Adam Trachtenberg has an MBA from Columbia Business School. At business school, he focused on general management and operations, with an emphasis on the field of technology. Adam also has a BA from Columbia University. As an undergraduate, he majored in mathematics and his other studies included computer science and Chinese. Before returning to school, he co-founded and served as Vice President for Development at two companies, Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both firms, he led the front- and middle-end web site design and development, worked on corporate planning and strategy, and served as liaison between the product and marketing teams. During study breaks, Adam enjoys playing squash, reading fiction, and eating in New York City's many wonderful restaurants. He wishes he was a better at playing pool, knew the constellations, and was handy around the house.
Most books cover commands and functions as though they were disembodied topics and don't relate them to the real world. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Hank Castello
This book has been a lifesaver for me. As is the case with all those in the Cookbook series, this book is filled with practical examples. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by Rick Summers
An excellent cookbook, following the old O'Reilly's tradition in the field. The recipes are clean, concise and elegant; the authors try to solve real world, common problems. Read morePublished on May 3 2003 by Foti Massimo
This book is a collection of smallish code snippets that don't go into depth, but may be useful for your programming needs if you have very basic PHP knowledge. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2003 by Mike Schaum
Comprehensive and well-written. Has great depth and creative case study solutions. Sklar and Trachtenberg 's PHP Cookbook has more to offer than any other book on the market.Published on Jan. 11 2003
Like having the professor at my side. Articulate. Full of good ideas and helpful explanations. Must have for programmers!Published on Jan. 1 2003
Great book! Full of helpful info and easy to understand. Wonderful asset to have.Published on Dec 31 2002