The book has been written by Quentin Zervaas. There is not much information available about the author but the book’s web page has the following to say about the author’s work,
Those who have developed applications earlier would know about the MVC architecture mentioned in the book. MVC stands for Model View Controller and is one of the most popularly used frameworks in building software applications for the way it separates the building blocks of the application.
The whole game plan with the book is to get you started asap with real world applications but at the same time the focus is on those developers who want to stay ahead of the curve with practical, high level development. Which implies you need to have some preliminary knowledge and programming experience to take the maximum benefit out of this book.
The online webpage of the book has an errata section where users of the book can submit anomalies in the book, which would then be used to improve and work upon the next edition of the book. Since the book has been launched recently, nobody has submitted any errors so far.
This book can be a good investment by those in the web programming industry or still in college interested in web technologies and hoping to launch that next great killer app from the garage.
Go here for more detailed information on the book.