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Acknowledgments - Pg. xxvi

xxvi Acknowledgments A tome like this does not write itself. It is the result of the orchestrated efforts of many, all of whom deserve recognition. Eric and Jim would like to thank the entire staff at Que that helped with this book. Special thanks go to Jeff Taylor for getting us started and to Tim Ryan and Jon Steever for seeing us through the rest of the process. Also, we would like to thank the cadre of contributing authors and technical editors, without whom this book would be woefully incomplete. Finally, we want to express a special note of thanks to Doshia Stewart, who got the whole thing started, and to Jane Brownlow, for helping to make our time spent working with Que a pleasant experience. Eric is indebted to many people who provided support and encouragement over the course of the project. Special thanks to Dad, Brenda, Bob Leidich, Tara Bridgman, Mike Crow, John Guzman, Gordon Vivace, Chad Cipiti, Phil Attey, Carolyn McHale, Michelle Keen, Ryan Miller, August Jack- son, and Randy Bowers. Also, an extra special tip of the hat to Carol Greco, Emily Stollar, and Frank Kolencik, who helped me through the stressful process of closing on my first home while the writing process was beginning. Jim would like to thank his family and friends for their support while he worked on this book. He would like to especially thank his roommates, Richard and Darby, the Weekly Poker Crew, Brian, Doug, Stuart, Richard, David, Philippe, and Chris, and his teammates on the DC Nationals. Finally, an extra special thank you goes to Anthony Smith, Jim's "Marine Corps Marathon Road Crew"... Thanks for being there, Anthony, I couldn't do it without you! Tell Us What You Think! As the reader of this book, you are our most important critic and commentator. We value your opinion and want to know what we're doing right, what we could do better, what areas you'd like to see us publish in, and any other words of wisdom you're willing to pass our way. As the Executive Editor for the Java team at Macmillan Computer Publishing, I welcome your com- ments. You can fax, email, or write me directly to let me know what you did or didn't like about this book --as well as what we can do to make our books stronger. Please note that I won't have time to help you with technical problems related to the topic of this book, and that due to the high volume of mail I receive, I might not be able to reply to every message. When you write, please be sure to include this book's title and author as well as your name and phone or fax number. I will carefully review your comments and share them with the author and editors who worked on the book. Fax: Email: Mail: 317-817-7070 <> Tim Ryan, Executive Editor Java Team Macmillan Computer Publishing 201 West 103rd Street