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Chris Shiflett

Hi, I’m Chris: entrepreneur, community leader, husband, and father. I live and work in Boulder, CO.

Luke Welling Joins OmniTI

I'm proud to welcome Luke Welling to OmniTI. Luke is a prominent member of the open source community, probably best known as the co-author (along with Laura) of one of the best selling open source books of all time, PHP and MySQL Web Development. Those who know him are more familiar with his keen sense of humor and undying urge to bait people for his own amusement.

He is working with me as part of our growing web application security practice, focusing on three key areas:

Security Training Program
Help clients avoid security problems. (Teach a man to fish.)
White Box (Inside) Security Assessments
Help clients identify security problems by thoroughly reviewing the source code.
Black Box (Outside) Security Assessments
Help clients identify security problems by actively testing the live application.

As George mentioned last year:

Web security is a relatively misunderstood field; many folks are looking for the silver bullet or one-shot fix that simply doesn't exist.

Our multi-faceted approach has been working very well, but like many others, we are continuously improving our techniques, tools, and expertise. No one can be sure to find every security problem in a web application, but with Luke's help, I think we can get closer than most.

We have some related projects in development that involve fun stuff like Sara's experimental extension, parsekit. I'll probably be blogging more about parsekit in the coming weeks.

Welcome, Luke!

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Luke Welling Joins OmniTI was posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2007. If you liked it, follow me on Twitter or share:


1.Jon Gibbins said:

I still have my second edition copy of PHP and MySQL Web Development that I learned most of my PHP from sat on my shelf! And now both authors are at OmniTI - congrats to Luke and to the OmniTI team!

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 at 18:20:02 GMT Link

2.Jon Tan said:

Congratulations all 'round! There should be an OmniTI mini movie entitled We Ate All the Talent featuring Nintendo Mii characters and Pac-man. Oh, and Jon Gibbins has all the best books. :)

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 at 20:42:52 GMT Link

3.Geoffrey Young said:

resistance is futile

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 at 00:31:05 GMT Link

4.Martin P said:

Congrats Omni!

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 at 03:52:27 GMT Link

5.Christian Wenz said:

hooray! ;-)

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 at 08:28:36 GMT Link

6.mehmet emin said:

"PHP and MySQL Web Development" (turkish version) was my first php book and i think it is one of the best php books i've ever read...

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 at 09:44:09 GMT Link

7.Luke Welling said:

Thanks. I for one welcome our OmniTI overlords. I might mention it in my own blog when I am settled enough to do anything not directly related to working or sleeping.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 at 15:22:33 GMT Link

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