First of all, I'd like to thank everyone at Macmillan who helped turn this book from a concept into a finished product.
Special thanks to my technical editor, Deanna Townsend, for her incredibly thorough review and insightful feedback. I wish all tech editors paid as much attention to detail as Deanna did.
A very special thank you to Dave Hannum, Joe Hoffman, John Elder, Marius Milosav, Martin Herbener, and Scott Raley for volunteering their valuable time to help test my SQL on as many different databases and platforms as possible. Their feedback was instrumental in making this book the unique and useful tool that it is.
And finally, because it is impossible to do this individually, thanks to all of you who encouraged me to write ...