Acknowledgments for the First Edition

We can’t possibly thank everyone who helped us in some way or another, but that isn’t going to stop us from trying. Much of this book was inspired by Kernighan and Pike’s The Practice of Programming (Kernighan and Pike 1999) and John Bentley’s second edition of Programming Pearls (Bentley 1999).

We are grateful to Global Networking and Computing (GNAC), Synopsys, and Eircom for permitting us to use photographs of their data center facilities to illustrate real-life examples of the good practices that we talk about.

We are indebted to the following people for their helpful editing: Valerie Natale, Anne Marie Quint, Josh Simon, and Amara Willey.

The people we have met through USENIX and SAGE ...

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