You might think that writing a book is one of the loneliest occupations possible. The reality is quite the opposite.
Of all the persons involved, Lesley Trites deserves first mention. As my development editor at Manning, she provided invaluable feedback and proved to be the perfect companion on my writing endeavors. She single-handedly taught me how to write. If it weren’t for her, this book would not be in the shape it is right now.
Speaking of people at Manning, my technical editors Johan Pretorious and Nick Watts were a joy to work with! Thank you for sanity-checking my ideas.
Thanks also to the reviewers who contributed valuable feedback throughout the writing process: Andy Knight, David DiMaria, Giancarlo Massari, Harinath ...