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About the Author

David Powers is the author of a series of highly successful books on PHP and web development. He began developing websites in 1994 when—as Editor, BBC Japanese TV—he needed a way to promote his fledgling TV channel but didn't have an advertising budget. He persuaded the IT department to let him have some space on the BBC's server and hand-coded a bilingual website from scratch. That experience ignited a passion for web development that burns just as brightly as ever.

After leaving the BBC in 1999, David developed an online system with PHP and MySQL to deliver daily economic and political analysis in Japanese for the clients of a leading international consultancy. Since 2004, he has devoted most of his time to writing books and teaching web development.

David is an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Instructor for Dreamweaver. In 2010, he became one of the first people to qualify as a PHP 5.3 Zend Certified Engineer.

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