Many thanks for the tireless support from my family, the entire KiZAN team, and my fellow authors, Bruce and Tim. Thanks for the help from Eric, Wendy, and Vicky from Microsoft Press in publishing this book. Also, thanks to Rod Fergusson for his insightful comments, and the MSF group and Mary Kirtland for the extensive use of their material.
This book could also not have been created without the incredible editing team at OTSI. Special thanks to Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert. If any of this book makes sense, they deserve the credit, and if not, I deserve the blame.
For the undaunted support and love from my wife, Sandy, I'm eternally thankful. You keep my life together, while I do crazy things such as writing—and yes, I'm done with this one.
—Scott F. Wilson
First of all, I would like to thank Scott for being such a great person to work with. Doing a big book is no bowl of cherries, but you made it worthwhile, friend. I'd also like to acknowledge all the folks at KiZAN, who have been unfailingly helpful, professional, and pleasant throughout. Thanks to Allan McGuffey, who taught me not to be passive.
Additionally, even though they may not see it, I want to throw a thank-you to the staff at the Steak-and-Shake, without whom much of the late-night authoring would not have been possible! Finally, I want to thank the two most important people in my life: Jesus Christ, and my wife, Nina. Between the two of them, I am about as blessed as any one man can be.
Thanks to the KiZAN team for continuing to deliver great products. Special thanks to my wife, Laura, and our daughters, Taylor and Hannah, for their continuing love, patience, and support.