Writing this book was a huge undertaking that would have proven impossible without the support of many people. I’d like to apologize upfront for forgetting any of you. (I’ll buy you a Belgian beer if I did.)

First and foremost, I cannot thank my family enough for the support they’ve given me over the years to pursue my dreams. Their support for my 6-year university studies in Ghent and tolerance for my regular absence to participate in the technical community have all been essential ingredients. If this weren’t enough, my move across the Pacific Ocean to go and work at the Microsoft headquarters has put us through the ultimate test. Words fall short to describe how incredibly lucky I am to have their ongoing support. Thanks once ...

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