Like all books, the efforts that created this text are not solely from the author listed on the cover. Help comes in a variety of forms, from adversity to editing.
I'd like to thank my family for being so supportive throughout the writing process; without them I would have been lost. My mother, Sherry, spent countless hours tearing apart my text and putting it back together again in an effort to make my rambling thoughts and run-on sentences coherent and correct; this book would not be half of what it is without her.
Ciprian Tutu, an expert in distributed systems, provided the Spread appendix on a very short deadline and with extreme quality.
I would also like to thank all of the brilliant minds that make up OmniTI, specifically my brother George. Every day I am challenged to meet a standard of quality that far exceeds any other environment I have ever had the privilege of working in. Everyone at OmniTI constantly challenges each other's ideas and solutions, resulting in truly amazing things.
Finally, I would like to warmly thank all of our clients: past, current, and future. Without your problems to solve, there would be no purpose to any of this.