First and foremost, I express my very great appreciation to Ben Renow-Clarke, Anamika Panchoo, Kumar Dhaneesh, Louise Corrigan, Mary Bearden, and all others at Apress who helped to bring this project to the shelves.
I wish to acknowledge the help provided by my technical reviewers, Patrick Debois and Lisa Crispin, for their very valuable feedback.
I am particularly grateful for the assistance given by the following contributors:
I thank Aaron Nichols and Lisa Crispin for contributing success stories to Chapter 5.
I thank Heiko Jungholt for contributing to Chapter 7. Heiko calls himself a software addicted IT chameleon with experience as a developer, architect, and project manager who was responsible for IT infrastructure long ...