I really appreciate Jeff having the confidence to work with me on this book. We've known each other for quite some time now and I always enjoy working with him.
Russ Mullen deserves thanks for his technical edit of this book. He added greatly to the accuracy and depth of the material that you see here. I appreciated the time he devoted to checking my code for accuracy. As I wrote this book, I also spent a good deal of time bouncing ideas off Russ, who is a valuable aid to any author.
Matt Wagner, my agent, deserves credit for helping me get the contract in the first place and taking care of all the details that most authors don't consider. I always appreciate his assistance. It's good to know that someone wants to help. Matt also helped me through an extremely difficult time in my life — this book is a tribute to the perseverance of us both.
A number of people read all or part of this book to help me refine the approach, test the examples, and generally provide input that every reader wishes they could have. These unpaid volunteers helped in ways too numerous to mention here. I especially appreciate the efforts of Eva Beattie, Osvaldo Téllez Almirall, and all the others who provided input on C++. I'd like to thank each person who wrote me with an idea by name, but there are simply too many.
Finally, I would like to thank Katie Feltman, Susan Pink, Blair Pottenger, and the rest of the editorial and production staff for their assistance in bringing this book to ...