I would first like to thank all the staff at Que Publishing for giving me the opportunity to create this book. To Carol Ackerman, thank you for your wonderful help and guidance, you are truly a gem! Thanks so much, Carol.
To my technical editors, Kristina Fitzgerald and Ed Yanez, thank you for your hard work in making this content accurate and producing a great book.
To Michael Watson, who can look at a page and magically reorder it into perfection . To Megan Wade, for being able to read and fix my sentences ”now that is an amazing feat! And to Dan Knott who project edited all the changes and edits and helped us make those final deadlines even with those silly time zone issues. Thank you Dan!
I would also like to thank all my friends and family who supported me during this work. However, I would like to highlight four individuals; Ross Brunson, Matt Rawlinson, Joe Bates, and Dave Minutella. Ross, thank you for presenting me this opportunity ”it has truly been an educational and growing experience! Thanks, Ross, and I hope you can get that keyboard driver working. Matt, you truly provided a huge help making this book happen by keeping me focused and on target when I needed a little push in the right direction ”thank you, Matt. Joe, my long-time friend who I can always count on no matter how much time passes , thanks for your support and egging me on when I needed it. And finally, to Dave, who was there in the beginning and who was there in the eleventh hour . It has been great fun Dave, and keep up those obscure analogies ”someone will understand them. Thanks, everyone!
Lastly, I would like to thank the most important person, my wife, who has always worked behind the scenes holding down the fort taking care of our precious daughter while I'm off traveling the world and working away on computer systems. You are truly amazing and wonderful, and I just want to say a special thank you for always being there. This book could not have been done without your wonderful love and dedication to us. Thank you.