First off, I'd like to thank my family (mom, dad, my twin brother, my sister, her husband, my little niece, and my uncle in Chicago) for their continuous support, love, wisdom, advice, patience, and care. I owe everything I have learned in this life to my parents, and without them I would never be the person I am now.

A special thank you goes to my amazing girlfriend, Leslie, for her endless support while I have been writing this book. With all the time that writing a book takes, I will never forget her understanding and support throughout the entire process. I am really lucky to have her in my life.

At Apress I would like to thank Steve Anglin, senior acquisitions editor, for his belief in me and my capabilities in writing a ...

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