David Mercer (writer)

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David Mercer
David Mercer (cropped).jpg
OccupationTechnical writer
SubjectProgramming, web development, business
Notable worksBeginning PHP5, Professional PHP5, Building online stores with osCommerce: Professional edition

David Mercer (born 1976) is a technical writer of programming, web development and business books.[1]

Mercer has contributed editorially to a number of titles for the open source community, including books on Linux and Perl.[2] He has also written books on PHP and Web technology.[3]

His technical books are sold worldwide and have been translated into French, German, Polish, Greek and Spanish.[1] His book on Drupal 6 was reviewed on Slashdot and went on to become a best seller.[4] Mercer's books have also become recommended reading at higher learning institutes like MIT.[5]

He maintains an online business blog to provide supplementary skills and knowledge for his readership.

Published Titles[edit]

  • Beginning PHP5. Wrox Press. 2004. ISBN 0-7645-5783-1.
  • Professional PHP5. Wrox Press. 2004. ISBN 0-7645-7282-2.
  • Building online stores with osCommerce: Professional edition. Packt Publishing. 2005. ISBN 1-904811-14-0.
  • Building online stores with osCommerce: Beginner edition. Packt Publishing. 2006. ISBN 1-904811-88-4.
  • Drupal. Packt Publishing. 2006. ISBN 1-904811-80-9.
  • Drupal 6. Packt Publishing. 2008. ISBN 1-84719-297-1.
  • Drupal 7. Packt Publishing. 2010. ISBN 1-84951-286-8.
  • Packt Publishing (2011). Internet marketing for WordPress.


  1. ^ a b "Packt Publishing". Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Beginning Perl. Wrox Press. 2000. ISBN 1-86100-314-5.
  3. ^ Beginning PHP5. Wrox Press. 2004. ISBN 0-7645-5783-1.
  4. ^ "Slashdot review of Drupal 6". Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  5. ^ "MIT Drupal Course". Retrieved 11 September 2011.

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