My sincere gratitude goes out to the following persons, without whom this book could not have happened:
To my wife, who provides all the inspiration and drive behind everything I do, words cannot say enough.
To my friends at Novell, especially Christine Williams, who force me to be more intelligent and creative than I would necessarily like to be, thanks for your support and friendship.
To my editors, who made the book readable, checked on my technical accuracy, and kept me on track, you all are great (and picky). It seems that nothing gets by you. To Jenny Watson, thanks for being such a great editor over the years and getting this book rolling, I wish you the best of luck. Thanks to Mark Taber for handling a tough transition and ...