Books like this involve work from many people, and as authors, we truly appreciate the hard work and dedication that the team at Wiley shows. We would especially like to thank Senior Acquisitions Editor Kenyon Brown. We have worked with Ken on multiple projects and consistently enjoy our work with him.
We also greatly appreciated the editing and production team for the book, including Jim Compton, our developmental editor, whose prompt and consistent oversight got this book out the door, and Christine O'Connor, our production editor, who guided us through layouts, formatting, and final cleanup to produce a great book. We'd also like to thank our technical editor, Jeff Parker, who provided us with thought-provoking questions and technical insight throughout the process. We would also like to thank the many behind-the-scenes contributors, including the graphics, production, and technical teams who make the book and companion materials into a finished product.
Our agent, Carole Jelen of Waterside Productions, continues to provide us with wonderful opportunities, advice, and assistance throughout our writing careers.
Finally, we would like to thank our families, friends, and significant others who support us through the late evenings, busy weekends, and long hours that a book like this requires to write, edit, and get to press.