Writing a book about a new specification such as Java EE 6 is an enormous task that requires the talent of different people. First of all, I really want to thank Steve Anglin from Apress for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the Apress Beginning series, which I greatly appreciated as a reader. Throughout the writing process, I was constantly in contact with Mary Tobin and Tom Welsh who reviewed the book as well as reassured me when I had doubt about finishing on time. Thanks to Jim Farley who did an excellent job of giving me good technical advice to improve the book.

I also need to thank Alexis Midon and Sebastien Auvray, who coauthored the RESTful web services chapter (Chapter 15). Alexis is a passionate software engineer ...

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