Copyright © 2005 by Sams Publishing
All rights reserved. No part of this book shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher and author assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2004095069
Printed in the United States of America
First Printing: December 2004
07 06 05 04 4 3 2 1
All terms mentioned in this book that are known to be trademarks or service marks have been appropriately capitalized. Sams Publishing cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. Use of a term in this book should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.
Warning and Disclaimer
Every effort has been made to make this book as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty or fitness is implied. The information provided is on an "as is" basis. The authors and the publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from the information contained in this book or from the use of the CD or programs accompanying it.
Sams Publishing offers excellent discounts on this book when ordered in quantity for bulk purchases or special sales. For more information, please contact
U.S. Corporate and Government Sales
For sales outside of the U.S., please contact
I would like to dedicate this book to my wife, Connie. I often complain about the difficulties of dealing with writer's block, dealing with code that doesn't compile, and much more. Creating a book for programmers, written by a programmer, is a difficult task. However, regardless of how hard I think it might be to write books like this, nothing is harder than putting up with me while I'm writing. I want to dedicate this book to her and thank her for having more patience and understanding than I have myself.
I dedicate this book to my wife Leah, my son Joshua, and my soon to be born little girl, Megan Leah. To my wife, thank you for putting up with me for the past twelve years. When I think that everyone else is wrong, because I am always right, it is comforting to know that you will always be there to show me that I am mistaken. To my son Joshua, nothing is more special than to spend time playing with you and I am sorry that this book took so much of it away from us. Thank you for allowing me the time to write this book. To my soon to be born little girl, I have waited a long time for you and I can't wait to meet you. Leah, Joshua, and Megan, thank you for putting up with me and I love you all.