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About the Technical Reviewers

About the Technical Reviewers

These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Inside ColdFusion MX. As the book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that this book fit our readers’ need for the highest-quality technical information.

Benjamin Blackwell is a Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion 5 Developer and is the Founder/Senior Wirehead of studio machine, where he is currently developing an enterprise management system for Apache. His education began in 1993 at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he studied graphic arts and creative writing. He fell in love with the Internet in 1995 and has been developing web applications ever since. His hobbies include cyberpunk novels, KMFDM, Anime, and his fiancée, Maria. He currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his aforementioned fiancée, his cat, and a pug. He wants to be William Gibson when he grows up and hopes to someday visit Japan.

Marc Dimmick has been involved in the ColdFusion community for over 6 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of a CFUG in Victoria that has been running for over 6 years and for the newly formed CFUGs in Australia. There is now a user group in each state and territory of Australia. Marc has been involved in the ICT industry for over 20 years. His activities have included everything, such as computer sales, engineering, teaching, training, design, and development. He started in the Internet industry as a graphic designer and then progressed to development and management of development teams. He has been involved with ColdFusion since version 3. He is currently General Manager of iBase Global Pty Ltd, a small enterprise in Australia.

Jeff Howden is a native Oregonian, and the 27-year-old (http://jeffhowden.com/) has lived and breathed ColdFusion for nearly four years. Although there are lots of fun and cool things Jeff has built over the years, there are two things of which he’s the most proud. The first is a ColdFusion development methodology that results in something he calls directory-style query strings, which make for the most search-engine-friendly sites on the planet. The second is a client e-commerce project that brought in over $1.5 million in sales in 30 days after a launch with absolutely zero ColdFusion errors. Currently employed by AlphaShop Network Services (http://alphashop.net/), Jeff builds web-based applications designed to make clients’ lives simpler and more efficient. He likes to tell them that he spends more time in front of a monitor so that they don’t have to. When he’s not working on client materials, you can find him hanging out, under the moniker of .jeff, on one of the many discussion lists at evolt.org (http://evolt.org/). You can also find articles he’s written there as well.

Brandon Harper is currently a Senior Developer for Mallfinder Network, a Denver-based ASP that provides both rapid-deployment architecture for mall web sites and retail management solutions for over 180 malls across the United States. Other relevant experience includes development of web sites and extranets for companies such as Freeskier Magazine, Kelty Apparel, and Bid4Vacations.com. He has also provided technology consulting for Agilent, Co|Create (an HP company), Einstein Bros Bagels, GE Access, and Musco Olives. In his spare time, Brandon can be found participating in various motorsports activities, tinkering in his garage with motorcycles and turbo-charged cars, or out enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery. His other technology interests include Linux, FreeBSD, PHP, security and privacy issues, content management, Fusebox, and performance tuning. Brandon can be reached at brandon@spooled.net.

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