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Tony Butcher is a consultant for Tribal Internet. The company develops database-driven Web sites using MySQL, with PHP and other languages. He also takes on specialist MySQL consulting work and has installed, developed, repaired and tuned MySQL systems for over five years.
Having first encountered MySQL in 1997, he quickly recognised it as a powerful tool for enterprise-level systems. Since then has he used it in several mission-critical, heavy-load online databases.
Tony is an occasional contributor to newspapers and trade magazines, writing on various topics relating to computing and the Internet. He also co-authored the first edition of this book.