Writing books is a team sport, and I was lucky to have great teammates for this book.

I’d like to start by thanking my longtime editor and good friend Greg Doench, who believed wholeheartedly in this book from the moment I proposed it and who gave me the latitude to write the book exactly as I wanted. Greg also oversaw the book from the moment of conception until, and after, it went to print. I couldn’t ask for more.

I’m also fortunate that Greg comes with a great team of his own. Julie Nahil did a wonderful job of managing production and keeping everything on track, and Alina Kirsanova took my raw docbook XML and turned it into the beautiful color book you hold in your hands. Alina also did a superb job proofreading, weeding ...

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