About the Author
Paul Mahler is founder and Chief Technical Officer of Signate, a leading global provider of technical services for Asterisk and VoIP telephony, as well as the author of VoIP Telephony with Asterisk, the first comprehensive guide to Asterisk.
A specialist for three decades in the architecture and implementation of mission-critical business systems, Mahler's experience encompasses telephony, relational databases, and UML and model driven architectures. His clients have included Air Touch, AT&T, Pacific Bell, Verizon and Visa. He began his career as the founder of Horizon Software systems, the first software applications developer for the UNIX operating system.
He is the author of four other technical books on computer languages, relational database theory and practice, programming environments, and client-server technology. He has published a wide variety of computer articles, manuals and technical briefs.
Mahler has a BA, at honors, from the University of California at Berkeley in Philosophy of Science. He completed four years in the Ph.D. program of Bio-physics at U.C. Berkeley and the graduate program of Medical Information Sciences at U.C. San Francisco.