First, thank you. To anyone that is reading this book, thank you for taking the time and for putting your trust in me to introduce this topic to you.
I would like to thank the entire editorial staff at Apress, especially Kevin Shea and Chris Nelson, for keeping things moving and being patient with me while I learn about the book-writing process. In addition to fixing my mistakes, my technical reviewer, Gerry Heidenreich, has provided thoughtful feedback and suggestions throughout the writing process, as well as while planning the content before writing ever began. I’d also like to thank Jonathan Hassell for giving me this opportunity in the first place.
Thanks to the many family members, friends, and coworkers who have encouraged ...