I owe a huge debt of thanks to Jared Atchison, Andrea Rennick, Mika Epstein, Shelley Keith, Helen Hou-Sandí, Andrew Nacin, and Bill Erickson and for hanging out in IRC and on Twitter, providing suggestions and encouragement.
Thanks also to everyone who wrote to me about the first edition or stopped to chat with me at a WordCamp. Your enthusiasm prompted me to write this edition, and your comments and suggestions have made this a better book.
I had a wonderful technical reviewer, Chris Weigman, and a great team at Apress, Michelle Lowman, Douglas Pundick, Kevin Shea, and James Fraleigh.
Thanks also go to my son (although he won’t understand why for a few years yet) for giving up some Mommy time in the evenings while I wrote. And ...