First and foremost, I would like to thank a very talented, dedicated, and highly skilled
individual by the name of Quentin Zervaas. Quentin consistently volunteered his time and
hard effort to ensure the absolute quality of the content found within this book. He worked
tirelessly to ensure that every last snippet and concept was as polished as could possibly be.
Then, during a particularly difficult period in the writing process, Quentin played a key role in
ensuring the book made its way to the bookshelf. It would be a vast understatement to say
that there is no way I could have completely this book without him. Thank you Quentin—your
assistance during hard times is truly appreciated.
While you might suppose that a book is written and finalized by the author alone, there
are always key players that help to ensure that any book is completed on schedule and of the
highest quality. This book is no exception, and I would truly like to thank Jason Gilmore and

Richard Dal Porto for both managing the book and ensuring that it made it through to final-
ization. Jason and Richard both helped immensely, and I would like to thank them very much

for having the patience and understanding to see it through to the end.
I would also like to thank my loving wife, Dianne, for putting up with some insanely long
hours of work and for not being upset at me despite my having no time to spend with her for
months on end. She is the one who continued to support me throughout the project and I
could not have finished it without her constant patience, love, support, and assurance.