“Who knows, today from yesterday may learn to count no thing too strange.”
—Edwin Arlington Robinson
In moving from my yesterday, of no book, to the today of having this book, I realize that I harvested guidance from a number of people. With bottomless gratitude, I wish to acknowledge those who helped ferry me across that unknown land.
I couldn’t have imagined how my life was about to change when I met Paul Petralia of Addison-Wesley at the Agile Development Conference in Salt Lake City, 2003. Relentless in his annoyance and support, Paul remained ever firm in his conviction that this was the right book, at the right time, and that I should be its author. I gratefully acknowledge his vision and fortitude. In addition, I am thankful ...