About the Reviewers Vijay Joshi is a programmer with over six years of experience on various platforms. He discovered his passion for open source four years back when he started playing with PHP on a hobby project after completing his Masters in Computer Applications. Vijay is now a freelance web developer, independent consultant for a few selected companies, and a blogger at http://vijayjoshi.org. He specializes in developing custom web applications, mashups, creating apps using PHP frameworks, and enhancing existing web apps using PHP and front-end libraries like jQuery, jQUI, and so on. Vijay is also the author of PHP jQuery Cookbook and a technical reviewer of PHP AJAX Cookbook both of which have been published by Packt. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, trekking, and sometimes gets obsessed with fitness.
About the Author Dan Wellman is an author and web developer based on the South Coast of the UK. By day he works alongside some of the most talented people he has had the pleasure of calling colleagues, for a small, yet accomplished digital agency called Design Haus. By night he writes books and tutorials on a range of front-end topics. He is hopelessly addicted to jQuery. His life is enriched by his four wonderful children, a beautiful wife, and a close circle of family and friends. This is his sixth book. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the book, the editorial team at Packt, the reviewers, and the hugely talented team responsible for jQuery UI. Props to my friends Steev Bishop, Andrew Herman, Dan Goodall, Aaron Matheson, James Zabiela, Jon Adams, Eamon O’Donoghue, and Dan Isles.
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