Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor, and author of a variety of books covering topics such as Java, Web scripting, game development, and mobile devices. Some of Micheal's notable writing projects include JavaScript Bible, 6th Edition (Wiley, 2006),Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours, 7th Edition (Sams Publishing, 2005), Beginning Mobile Phone Game Programming (Sams Publishing, 2004) and Java Unleashed (Sams Publishing, 1997). Michael is the intructor of several Web-based courses, including DigitalThink's Introduction to Java 2 series, JavaBeans for Programmers series, and Win32 Programming series.

In addition to his primary profession as a writer and technical consultant, Michael is the founder of Stalefish Labs, an entertainment company specializing in games, toys, and interactive media. When not glued to his computer, skateboarding, playing hockey, or watching movies with his wife, Masheed, Michael enjoys hanging out by his koi pond.

Head First PHP & MySQL Head First PHP & MySQL
by Lynn Beighley, Michael Morrison
December 2008
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Head First JavaScript Head First JavaScript
by Michael Morrison
December 2007
Ebook: $31.99

Supporting Multitasking on the iPhone Supporting Multitasking on the iPhone
by Michael Morrison
November 2010
Video: $24.99

Injecting iAds into iPhone Apps Injecting iAds into iPhone Apps
by Michael Morrison
November 2010
Video: $19.99

Optimizing Tables in iPhone Apps Optimizing Tables in iPhone Apps
by Michael Morrison
November 2010
Video: $24.99

Consuming Web Services on the iPhone Consuming Web Services on the iPhone
by Michael Morrison
November 2010
Video: $24.99

"Here's a book that lets you learn at your own pace, and makes a difficult subject comprehensible and fun."
--Michael Pastore, ePublishers Weekly

"I can say with confidence that this book is definitely the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. One of the many nice features of this book is the face that it is just packed with real-world examples...So, to sum it up, we can honestly confirm to you that the format of the Head First books is unique, engaging and effective, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone looking to get into web development."
--Naffy Wagshel, Drupal Meister

"The format of the Head First books is unique, engaging and effective...The interactive layout and thoughtful way illustrations are integrated to text in order to explain 'hard to get concepts' really works...Head First PHP and MySQL is a great beginners book, one that should be on the bookshelf of every up and coming PHP developer. "
--Bob Reselman, Amazon.com

"While reading this book, you'll probably notice that you are learning to program in JavaScript without having realized it."
--James Pyles, Linux Pro Magazine

"Head First Javascript actually does a decent job of describing who this book will help, and who it will not help. That alone had me intrigued right from the start...As a hobbyist I felt like this was a great introduction to JavaScript. I think it gave me a foundation to build on and the ability to use more of the materials freely available on the web. Sometimes there is just so much of that out there, that it is difficult to know where to start. One of my primary goals in reading this book was to put together a couple simple web apps for myself as well as to get a better understanding of using the DOM for some Firefox plugins I would like to write. This book met those needs."
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org

"For a lively, hands-on and memorable intro into JavaScript, Head First JavaScript is hard to beat. "
--Jacques Surveyer, Keep an Open Eye