This book would never have been written without the guidance and encouragement we
received from a number of very patient and supportive people, including our editorial team,
coworkers, friends, and family.
Throughout this project, our editorial team at Pearson has been top notch. Special thanks go
to Laura Lewin and Trina MacDonald, Olivia Basegio, Sheri Cain, and the rest of the Pearson
publishing team. Our technical reviewers, Ray Rischpater, Mike Wallace, and Jim Hathaway,
helped us ensure that this book provides accurate information. With each edition, this book
gets better. However, it wouldn’t be here without the help of many folks on past editions.
Thanks go out to past reviewers, technical editors, and readers for their valuable feedback.
Finally, we want to thank our friends and family members who supported us when we needed
to make our deadlines.