I am very grateful to my editor, John Osborn, for giving me this opportunity to write a book on ASP.NET 2.0. His patience and attention to details have definitely made this book a better read. John has been more than an editor to me; he is more like a mentor. He has been very encouraging and edges me on when I am at a loss for words at times (literally!). A big thank you, John!
I am indebted to the following technical reviewers and editors who have taken time off their busy schedules and provided lots of valuable feedback to the drafts of this book (as well as answering my strings of questions). They are: Thomas Lewis, Jonathan Hawkins, Jesse Liberty, David Mercer, G. Andrew Duthie, Jason Alexander, Tommy Lee, and Ron Buckton. Thomas Lewis (ASP.NET 2.0 evangelist at Microsoft) deserves a special mention, as he has been very patient in answering my questions on the changes in the early days of the beta of ASP.NET 2.0. Thank you, Thomas!
Thanks are also due to Rod Paddock (Editor In Chief) and Markus Egger (Publisher) from CoDe Magazine (http://www.code-magazine.com) for graciously granting me the permission to reproduce my ASP.NET article "Localizing ASP.NET 2.0 Applications," available in the March/April 2005 issue of CoDe Magazine. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Lori Piquet at DevX (a division of Jupitermedia Corp.), who has always been very supportive of my articles on ASP.NET 2.0.
As always, it has been a pleasure working with the O'Reilly team. Did people ever tell you that you guys rock?