A book like this requires a lot of work from a lot of people. This hard work deserves recognition and thanks. As such, the author would like to thank the following:
The management team at Wiley Publishing for continuing to support large, tutorial reference books so folks like you (the reader) can benefit.
Bryan Pfaffenberger, the original author of the first two editions of this book, for providing a solid outline to follow for this edition.
Jim Minatel, acquisitions director, for once again having faith in my work and for getting the ball rolling on this edition.
Jenny Watson, acquisitions editor, for picking up the rolling ball, keeping the project on track, and keeping this author both responsible and happy.
Marcia Ellett, development editor, for coming out of semi-retirement to work on this book, and for simultaneously keeping everything on track while providing crucial insights and feedback throughout the process.
Wiley's Production Department, for ensuring that the text is consistent, well organized, and legible and makes it through the production process intact.
Lucinda Dykes, technical editor, for ensuring that the information provided is accurate as well as pertinent, and for providing many useful insights.