Christopher J. Abraham

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Washington, DC USA
Birthday: March 8
In My Own Words:
Chris Abraham is an IT, IS, Web and Online Virtual Community consultant.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 542,187 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
Ultima Online: Age Of Shadows by Electronic Arts
Ultima Online: Age Of Shadows by Electronic Arts
I have been waiting for Ultima X: Odyssey (UXO), the next-in-line Ultima MMORPG and then got sick of waiting so I grabbed Ultima Online: Age of Shadows (UO) and have never looked back because, although it doesn't have the Latest and Greatest graphics engine and doesn't look like the 3rd Person shooter where you're shadowing your character; in fact, its pretty retro and looks a lot like the old single player Ultima games -- it uses 2D God Mode. So it seems like it would be challenging to get lost and swept away in the game. Au contraire, mon frere! I am sucked in and even when UXO comes out, I am sure I am going to stay subscribed to UO. In fact, if you're a member of UO, you can get a… Read more
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Ho&hellip by Julie C. Meloni
5.0 out of 5 stars Measure twice, cut once, July 14 2003
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours is the kind of book I wish I had had when I started developing enterprise-level web applications for zdev Corporation back in the 90s.
Back then, it was all about scouring USENET, Listservs, How-Tos, and FAQs while incessantly scratching your head. Although this book is very introductory, there are some good habits and excellent insights that even the more tried and true code-hacker might consider useful even after years of PHP/MySQL development (such as authentication schemes and some inner working of MySQL).
It is astounding how simple the tools, techniques, and technology is seen through the eyes of Julie Meloni. Much… Read more
PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling
Since 1997, I have been developing dynamic Open Source-based web sites for my clients and myself. I have settled on two solutions: Zope sites using its incorporated ZODB -- for which I suggest the Zope Bible -- and PHP/MySQL sites, for which I recommend this one-stop solution, PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition. I had the first edition, and that was my bible until this edition came out recently. If you need one book, and your solution for creating powerful web applications is PHP/MySQL, then this is the book for you. I am the president and lead developer for zdev Corporation. We at zdev develop Content Management Solutions using Open Source solutions. Half the solutions are… Read more