I sincerely wish to thank my editors, Mike Loukides and Meghan Blanchette, for having faith in me and directing me when lost. Also to all of those at O’Reilly, especially Rachel Steely and Ed Stephenson, as well as Dan Fauxsmith, Maria Stallone, Rob Romano, and Karen Montgomery, for helping shape this book.
I also sincerely express my deepest gratitude to Josh Long, Greg Turnquist, and Sandro Mancuso for their helpful insights, reviews, and guidance.
A big thanks to goes to my family, especially to my loving wife, Jeannette, for being very patient and supportive throughout the time of writing this book. Also to my wonderful five-year-old son, Joshua, who sacrificed his free time, allowing me to write when I explained to him what I was doing. He likes the cover picture a lot!
I also thank my family in India for their wonderful support and love.
In memory of my loving Dad!