Rasmus Lerdorf


Rasmus Lerdorf was born in Godhavn/Qeqertarsuaq on Disco Island, off the coast of Greenland, in 1968. He has been dabbling with Unix-based solutions since 1985. He is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, and he can be blamed for the ANSI-92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x, which has now, at least conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Rasmus tends to deny being a programmer, preferring to be seen as a techie who is adept at solving problems. If the solution requires a bit of coding and he can't trick somebody else into writing the code, he will reluctantly give in and write it himself. He currently lives near San Francisco with his wife Christine.

Books from Rasmus

[Book Cover] Programming PHP
Programming PHP (Author)
From O'Reilly Media, released April 28th, 2006
Programming PHP, 2nd Edition, is the authoritative guide to PHP 5 and is filled with the unique knowledge of the creator of PHP (Rasmus Lerdorf) and other PHP experts. When it comes to creating websites, the PHP scripting language is truly a red-hot property. In...