Lewis Van Winkle is a software programming consultant, entrepreneur, and founder of a successful IoT company. He has over 20 years of programming experience after publishing his first successful software product at the age of 12. He has over 15 years of programming experience with the C programming language on a variety of operating systems and platforms. He is active in the open source community and has published several popular open source programs and libraries—many of them in C. Today, Lewis spends much of his time consulting, where he loves taking on difficult projects that other programmers have given up on. He specializes in network systems, financial systems, machine learning, and interoperation between different programming languages.
I would like to thank the publisher, Packt. This book wouldn't exist without their encouragement and backing. I would also like to extend a special thank you to my reviewer, Daniele Lacamera, for the careful work he carried out. This book improved significantly as a result of his valuable feedback. I also want to acknowledge the patience and support that my friends and family have shown over the last year while I've been away writing.
Daniele Lacamera is a software technologist and researcher with vast experience in software design and development on embedded systems for different industries. He is currently working as freelance software developer and trainer. He is a worldwide expert in TCP/IP and transport protocol design and optimization, with more than 20 academic publications on the topic. He supports free software by contributing to several projects, including the Linux kernel, and is involved within a number of communities and organizations that promote the use of free and open source software in the IoT.
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