We would like to thank everyone involved in the production of this book. Tim O’Reilly, the editor of the “In a Nutshell” series, came up with the original concept and has provided much useful input as the book has evolved through several versions. Troy Mott, Katie Gardner, and Bob Herbstman made sure the project and the authors moved along smoothly, not always an easy task.
The manuscript was also reviewed for technical accuracy at various stages by Pawan Bhardwaj, Matthew Strebe, and Charles Perkins. Their input has helped make this a better book. We would also like to thank the long list of reviewers and editors who worked on previous editions.
Michael would like to thank everyone at Studio B for their help with this project. He would also like to thank his wife, Laura, and the rest of his family and friends. Last, but not least, thanks to Paul Murphy for sharing the load of writing this book.
Paul would like to thank Andy Cerio, Marie Cerio, Lorinda Leshock, and Scott Brennan for all their help over the years. He would also like to thank Troy Mott and Michael Moncur.