Writing this book was fun and immensely rewarding, but it took a great deal of effort and time to write. I would like to thank a number of individuals for supporting me and making this book possible.
First, I want to thank my wife, Iryna, and my son, Marek, who suffered most from my absence, for their love, tolerance, and patience. Iryna took care of so many things in order to make my life frictionless while I was writing. Without her active and emotional support, this project would never have gotten completed
Thanks a lot to my parents, Bärbel and Helmut, for buying me my first computer. They always supported me and believed in me without knowing where these endless hours in front of the screen would end up, and they shaped ...