Michael Moncur
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My other sites:
Weblog (Figby.com)
Quotations Page
Literature Page
Website Workshop
Gadgets Page
JavaScript Weblog
Sequenced Notes

Michael Moncur - Resume

The following is a brief public résumé. Please feel free to contact me for more detailed information.

Capsule Bio

Michael Moncur is the owner of Starling Technologies, a consulting firm specializing in networking and the Internet. He is also a freelance Webmaster, author, and instructor, and has maintained The Quotations Page, a Web resource for famous quotations, since 1994. Recent books include Teach Yourself DHTML in 24 Hours (Sams), Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours (Sams), and MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams (O'Reilly). He has also created online courses on the MCSE program, Microsoft Office, MySQL, and PHP for DigitalThink and IBM Developerworks.

Areas of Expertise

  • Programming languages: C, C++, Visual Basic
  • Web client languages: HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, VBScript, Java
  • Web server languages: PHP, Perl, shell scripts
  • Databases: Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Operating systems: Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux
  • Networking: Windows NT, Windows 2000, NetWare, UNIX
  • Applications: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop
  • Other areas: Digital photography, Digital music using MIDI and hard-disk recording

Job Experience

  • 1988-1993: Cummins Intermountain, Salt Lake City, UT (IT Staff)
  • 1993-1996: Callware Technologies, Salt Lake City, UT (Network Administrator)
  • 1996-1997: Reliant Data Systems, Salt Lake City, UT (Network Integrator/Consultant)
  • 1995-Present: Freelance author of computer books
  • 1997-Present: Freelance network consultant, trainer, and Web developer

Published Books

I've written and published over 20 books. The most recent ones include the following:

  • MySQL: Your Visual Blueprint (Wiley, October 2002)
  • Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition (Sams, June 2002)
  • See my Books page for more books and details.

Web Sites

I have written, programmed, and manage a number of popular Web sites:


In addition to teaching MCSE and CNE courses at a local independent training center, I have created online courses on the MCSE program, Microsoft Office, PHP and MySQL for DigitalThink and IBM DeveloperWorks. See my Online Training page for details.

Contact Information

You can contact me by email using this form or send mail to info at michaelmoncur.com. Telephone number and address available upon request.