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Michael Purvis

Michael Purvis is a mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is a mostly self-taught programmer. Prior to discovering PHP, he was busy making a LEGO Mindstorms kit play Connect 4. Currently, he maintains an active community site for classmates, built mostly from home-brewed extensions to PunBB and MediaWiki. He has written about CSS for the Position Is Everything web site, and occasionally participates in the css-discuss mailing list. He particularly enjoys those clever layouts that mix negative margins, relative positioning, and bizarre float tricks to create fiendish, cross-browser, flexible-width concoctions. These and other non-technical topics are discussed on his weblog at UWmike.com. Offline, he enjoys cooking, cycling, and social dancing. He has worked for We-Create, Inc. on a number of exciting PHP-based projects and has a strong interest in independent web standards.

Michael Purvis' Books

Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax

Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax

  • Publication Date: August 22, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-707-1

Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax is the first book to comprehensively introduce Google's popular mapping API. This book shows you how to create practical, location-based applications that encourage users to interact with the service, add their own information, and dynamically mark up maps. Learn More …

Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax

Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax

  • Publication Date: March 5, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-787-3

Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional is the first book to comprehensively introduce the service from a developer perspective, showing you how you can integrate mapping features into your Rails-driven web applications. Learn More …