A book like this requires a lot of hard work from a lot of talented people. This talent and 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.
Jenny Watson, acquisitions editor, for getting the ball rolling on this edition.
Carol A. Long, executive acquisitions editor, for picking up the rolling ball, keeping the project on track, and keeping this author both responsible and happy.
Adaobi Obi Tulton, senior project editor and the best developer I've had the pleasure to work with. Adaobi simultaneously kept everything on track and provided crucial insights and feedback throughout the process—all while treating everyone else as valuable team members.
Shawn Kessel, technical editor, for ensuring that the information provided is accurate as well as pertinent, and for providing many useful insights.
Rebecca Anderson, production editor, for making sure each element was ushered through the editing process, maintaining the high quality of writing found within.
Luann Rouff, copy editor, who proved to be another in the "best of" class. Luann helped make my gibberish legible, ironed out the organizational rough spots, and otherwise finely crafted the text.
Wiley's production department, for ensuring that the text was consistent, well organized, and legible, and made it through the production process ...