Paul M. Jones is an internationally recognized PHP expert who has worked as everything from junior developer to VP of Engineering in all kinds of organizations (corporate, military, non-profit, educational, medical, and others). He blogs professionally at www.paul-m-jones.com and is a regular speaker at various PHP conferences. Paul's latest open-source project is Aura for PHP. Previously, he was the architect behind the Solar Framework, and was the creator of the Savant template system. He was a founding contributor to the Zend Framework (the DB, DB_Table, and View components), and has written a series of authoritative benchmarks on dynamic framework performance. Paul was one of the first elected members of the PEAR project. He is a voting member of the PHP Framework Interoperability Group, where he shepherded the PSR-1 Coding Standard and PSR-2 Coding Style recommendations, and was the primary author on the PSR-4 Autoloader recommendation. He was also a member of the Zend PHP 5.3 Certification education advisory board. In a previous career, Paul was an operations intelligence specialist for the US Air Force. In his spare time, he enjoys putting .308 holes in targets at 400 yards.