Many technical books need the expertise of more than one person, and this one is no exception. Thanks to Kevin for his expertise on the previous editions of this book, making it a success.

Thanks also go out to all of the people at McGraw-Hill Education who kept this book on a reasonable schedule and learned to be even more patient with me than ever before, including Paul Carlstroem, Amanda Russell, and Jody McKenzie. Thanks also to Scott Gossett who gave me good advice when the theoretical met the practical. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank LeeAnn Pickrell who inspired flashbacks to my college writing courses.

Many of my professional colleagues at Epic were a source of both inspiration and guidance: Chris Tyne, Scott ...

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