Israel Ekpo is a senior software engineer and technical lead with Bonnier Corporation, a major publishing organization with offices in the US, headquarters in Stockholm and operations in over 20 countries. Israel holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University and has over 9 years of professional software development experience. He is the author of the Solr PHP extension at PECL as well as the popular phpPaypalPro framework at Sourceforge. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and son. His interests include music, soccer, cooking, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning and artificial intelligence.