This book would not have been possible without the patience, persistence, and backing of Ben Renow-Clarke. His care and frequent suggestions have improved the book’s quality a thousandfold. Also to Dominic Shakeshaft, who has been with the project from the very beginning and believed in the book during the darkest days when it felt like it might never be completed. I can’t thank both of you enough.
The superior Apress staff often made the difficult seem easy. I’d like to thank the people with whom I worked directly (Anamika Panchoo, Chad Windnagle, Ralph Moore, Nancy Sixsmith, and all the others who had to work tirelessly in production and editing to produce this book).
I’d like to thank my wife Elizabeth who has supported me ...