First of all, I would like to thank my wife, Shannon, for her support while I wrote this book. Without her help and understanding, it simply would not have happened. I also have to thank my children—specifically my daughter—who would regularly come into my office and ask if I was working on the book and scold me if I answered otherwise.
I would also like to thank the folks at Enkitec—specifically Kerry Osborne and Veronica Stigers—for their support throughout this project. This book would simply not be possible without their understanding of what it takes to write a technical book as a “side project” while starting a new job.
I’d also like to thank my technical reviewer, Alex Fatkulin. Alex is a brilliant individual whose insight ...