Man is limited by his fears.
—Babar Ali Syed
This work would not have been possible without the effort of some people very dear and close to me. I’d like to thank the kind folk at PicnicSoftware—Matt Walkenhorst, Nick Josevski, Andrew Browne, Scott Lowe, Tim Buddington, and Dave Churchill—who make my office feel like a second home. My brother Baqar Ali Syed who tolerated my long isolation periods where I would just research technology and then analyze the best way to present this material. Thanks to Steve Fenton, who inspired me to undertake the monumental task of authoring a book. All of the people from DefinitelyTyped—especially Boris Yankov, Masahiro Wakame, Bart van der Schoor, and John Reilly—who have been a constant source ...