Dave Burchell

Dave Burchell got his start with computers by programming the Radio Shack TRS-80 in BASIC and the Commodore 64 in 6510 assembly. Currently, Dave's favorite programming languages are Perl and XSLT. A fervent proponent of XML, Dave enjoys solving content-management problems with markup and open source software. His other interests include American history and Hellenistic philosophy. Dave lives with his wife, Renee, and children, Max, Gus, and Samantha Grace, in Lincoln, Nebraska. His web site is http://incolor.inebraska.com/burchell/

PayPal Hacks PayPal Hacks
by Shannon Sofield, Dave Nielsen, Dave Burchell
September 2004
Print: $24.95
Ebook: $19.99

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--Leam Hall, Amazon.com