We would like to thank the many people who helped make our book possible, starting with everyone at Manning, from associate publisher Mike Stephens and our development editor Renae Gregoire, to the production team of Mary Piergies, Troy Mott, Andy Carroll, Melody Dolab, Janet Vail, and Dennis Dalinnik.
Special thanks to Scott Hansleman for happily volunteering to write the foreword. We are deeply grateful for his endorsement of our work. We also acknowledge Roland Civet, our technical proofreader, who reviewed the text and tested the code during development and again shortly before the book went to press.
The following reviewers read our manuscript at various stages of its development and we thank them for their feedback and ...