Chris Shiflett

Brooklyn, New York

A creative web developer from Brooklyn.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web 2.0
  • social web apps
  • PHP
  • web app security
  • design
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • writing

Chris Shiflett is a creative web developer who loves making web sites. He is a thought leader in the PHP and web application security communities — a widely-read blogger at, a popular speaker at industry conferences worldwide, and the founder of the PHP Security Consortium.

His books include the critically-acclaimed Essential PHP Security (O’Reilly) and HTTP Developer's Handbook (Sams). His writing has also appeared in a number of other popular books including Programming PHP (O’Reilly), PHP Cookbook (O’Reilly), and PHP in Action (Manning).

Essential PHP Security Essential PHP Security
by Chris Shiflett
October 2005
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.99

Chris blogs at:

Election Coverage

November 07 2012

More and more people rely on the Internet rather than broadcast television for coverage of events like the election, but it still feels like we're in an awkward transition period. Here are the links for live election coverage that I've managed to find. … read more

Goodbye, Sandy

October 31 2012

My family and I are fine. We have power, running water, and Internet. Many are not so lucky. Dozens lost their lives. Millions are without power. Billions will be spent repairing the damage. Sandy won't be soon forgotten. There are numerous ways yo… read more

Lessons from Brooklyn Beta

October 15 2012

Last year at Brooklyn Beta, I kicked things off by sharing a couple of lessons I had learned. This year, the first couple of days were pretty hectic, but before I introduced Maciej Ceglowski on Friday morning, I shared a couple of new lessons I've learne… read more

Sync No More

September 15 2012

As developers, it's easy to use vocabulary that's familiar to us without considering whether it's familiar to other people. When making stuff for other developers, it doesn't matter, but when making stuff for a wider audience, we need to remember that wo… read more
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