IT IS COMMON FOR AUTHORS to thank their spouses or partners for their understanding and support during the book-writing process. In our case, this was a project by a husband-and-wife team, which meant that the late nights, deadlines, and missed holidays were spent together, side by side, for better or worse. Of course, we would have it no other way.

We would like to thank our families for their love, support, and encouragement throughout this book and all the other challenges and surprises that life can bring.

It is an honor and a pleasure to share a title with talented professionals such as Laura and Jennifer. Thank you again for your excellent work on this book.

As always, we would like to thank Jim Minatel for introducing us to the Wrox team so many years ago. Thank you to Mary E. James for leading this project and for helping us get focused very early in the game. Thank you to John Sleeva for your excellent professionalism and support. It was an extreme pleasure to work with you on this project and we hope our paths cross again. Thank you Javier Barrera, Corey Burke, and Kim Cofer for your diligence and attention to detail throughout the editing process. Each of your talents contributed significantly to this project and we are so very grateful to each of you.

Finally, to Dylan. We would especially like to thank you for providing an excellent source of motivation and perspective during the entire process. Everything we do and experience in life is made so much ...

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