Icarus is a technical writer with Melonfire. He likes raw fish, beer and James Bond movies.


  1. Build PHP Applications With Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

    Looking for a RAD tool to help you develop PHP-based Web applications? Spend some time with Dreamweaver MX, the latest revision of Macromedia’s HTML editor, which comes with some nifty ideas designed to minimize hand-coding of PHP scripts.

  2. Generate PDFs with PHP

    One of the most overlooked extensions in PHP4 is the PDFLib extension, which allows you to dynamically construct PDF documents through your PHP scripts. Icarus explains the nitty-gritty in this hands-on how-to.

  3. Rough Guide to the DOM

    Find out how the new DOM rules apply to old favourites like image swaps, form validation and frame navigation, and then learn how to use ordinary JavaScript to add and remove elements from the document tree on the fly.

  4. The Perfect Job – Part 2

    Update, delete, and search – these are just a few of the admin functions that Icarus builds into his completed recruitment database.

  5. The Perfect Job – Part 1

    Build a complete job listing and resume management system from scratch! Icarus shows us how easy it is to match qualified applications to open positions, with a little help from PHP and MySQL…