When we were little boys, we both wondered how people could write hundreds of pages about a certain topic. How could one person manage to keep all those things in mind, and how long does it take to write one of these voluminous books?

We never imagined that only a few years later we would be among those people ourselves, writing a real book that other people can buy and read all around the globe. Somehow, a dream has come true, and now that the book is ready, we are really proud of it and hope that it will be one of the books other people use to build their database applications—just as we have read books written by others that were essential for our work.

It's a strange feeling to be one of these authors and to contribute documentation ...

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