Alexander Makarov is an experienced engineer from Russia and has been a Yii framework core team member since 2010. Before joining the Yii core team, he participated in the growth of the CodeIgniter community in Russia. In 2009, he finished the Russian translation of the framework documentation and created the Russian community website. In 2012, he released the Russian version of the book along with Russian community members. In the same year, he was a technical reviewer for three more books: The Yii Book: Developing Web Applications Using the Yii PHP Framework, Larry Ullman Web Application Development with Yii and PHP, Jeff Winesett Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot, Lauren O'Meara, and James Hamilton In his free time, Alexander writes a technical blog at http://rmcreative.ru/, speaks at conferences, and enjoys movies, music, traveling, photography, and languages. He currently resides in Voronezh, Russia with his beloved wife and daughter.