It has been a long excursion writing this book. I would like to especially thank my loving wife, Sudha, who had immense belief in my writing skills and persuaded me to start authoring. I would also like to thank Ewan Buckingham from Apress, who has made the publication of this book possible. I would like to thank every person at Apress, with a very special thanks to Katie Sullivan and Mark Powers, for their involvement with this book and for their continuous support, without which this milestone wouldn’t have happened.

I also would like to give a special thanks to my parents for their support and best wishes, and my daughter, Taniya, for all her support, passion, and understanding while I was missing in action for several months. ...

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