Since becoming an author myself, I've started reading the acknowledgments in other books, as I'm always curious to see who other authors take this space to thank. There are two overriding themes on which we all agree.
First, books, whether they be novels or technical guides, cannot happen without a dedicated team of editors and staff at the publishing company. On each of my books, I have been fortunate to be able to work with a fantastic team of professionals at Wiley, and this time was no exception. Stephanie McComb first approached me to write this Bible and shepherded me through the early stages of the book, and to her I am grateful. Once the writing got underway, Chris Wolfgang took over as the project editor, and I can say without any hesitation at all that this would never have come together without her hard work and dedication to the project. I need to particularly thank her for her patience through some of the project's more trying moments.
One particular challenge in writing a book on a brand-new product is finding someone with the expertise to be the technical editor. When I was asked whom I thought might be a good choice, one name came to mind immediately, so I am likewise grateful to TJ Downes for his help and dedication in finding and correcting my errors, as well as for his friendship.
The second theme I read from other authors and that I find holds true is that books cannot be written without love and support from the author's friends and family. I am ...