Steve Hughes—I would like to thank all those people who have helped me progress in my career, helping me to get to the point where I could write a book like this. Thanks to Terry Hughes, my dad, for the great advice. Thanks to Werner Godt, shipping manager at BHP, for his vision and confidence in me. Thanks to Ed Jankowski, my father-in-law, for an opportunity to learn from his experience. Thanks to Kari Koehler, Principle Consultant, Magenic Technologies, for showing me the ropes on SQL Server. Thanks to my wife, Sheila, and my kids, Kristyna, Alex, and Andrew, for putting up with the late hours and lost weekends to see the writing of this book through. Most importantly, thanks to God for giving me the ability to do any of this. ...

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