This edition is largely the result of a conversation between editor Kim Boedigheimer and myself while we had tea in a shop next to Seattle’s Pike Place Market. So I think of this book as being as much hers as mine. She brought in an editorial and production team that made life easy for me, including Kesel Wilson, Deborah Thompson, Chris Zahn, Susan Brown Zahn, and John Fuller.
I’m especially indebted to Leor Zolman (yes, that’s “Leor”), who provided the single finest technical review I’ve ever seen. Also providing useful input were John R. Bennett, a software developer emeritus from Microsoft, and online author David Jack (“the logic junkie”), who suggested some useful diagrams.