Doug Bierer has been hooked on computers since his first program, written on a DEC PDP-8, in 1971. In his wide-ranging career, Doug has been a professional contract programmer since 1978, having written applications in BASIC, PL/I, assembler, FORTH, C, C++, dBase/FoxBase/Clipper, Pascal, Perl, Java, and PHP. He deployed his first website in 1993 while living in San Francisco. He speaks four languages, has traveled extensively and now resides in Thailand. He also spent some years doing system administration and TCP/IP networking. Some of his technical works include PHP 7 Programming Cookbook and Learning MongoDB 4.x (Packt), as well as Learning PHP and MySQL, Learning PHP Security and Learning Doctrine (O'Reilly Media).

His fictional works include The End, And Then? and Further Indications.

His most current authoring project is a book PHP 8 Programming Tips, Tricks and Best Practices, scheduled to be published by Packt July 2021.

He founded unlikelysource.com in April 2008.

A self-described Slow Tourist, and certified Digital Nomad, Doug has lived in ...

  • Rochester (NY USA)
  • Tours (France)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (California USA)
  • Utrecht (the Netherlands)
  • Wokingham (England)
  • Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Aberdeen (Scotland)

... and now Surin (Thailand).