We would like to sincerely thank our project editor Blair Pottenger and our acquisitions editor Kyle Looper. Your efforts helped keep the book on track and finally published.
Our technical editor and former graduate student Krista Dombroviak also gets our sincere thanks. It couldn't have been easy “grading” the work of your former professors, and doing such a careful, thoughtful job — while in the midst of planning your wedding! We think editing is in your blood; maybe a new career in editorship waits?
We would like to thank CETI graduate student Zoya Ali for all the help she gave us in preparing examples, and doing all kinds of background research for the book. Thank you, Zoya!
Thank you also to the other graduate and undergraduate students at CETI — in particular, Tom Lynch, Mike Herold, Chris Dean and Alex Stevens — who reviewed parts of the book essentially by using it as reference material for their coursework and projects.
We thank Sprint and Motorola for so kindly making a range of devices available for us to test on. Several of the insights in the book on testing came from experience gained by working on these devices.
Last but not least, here's a shout out to all the mostly anonymous folks on the Web who ask and answer questions in the Android forums. We have found so much useful information and tips to solve problems that we would otherwise have to research and discover on our own. We can't thank you enough! All of us are resolved to give back ...