No book is the product of just the author – he just happens to be the one with his name on the cover.
A number of people contributed to the success of this book, and it would take more space than I have to thank each one individually.
A special shout out goes to Stephanie Moss, the Acquisition Editor at Packt, and Ben Cherian, who is the reason that this book exists.
Thank you Stephanie for believing in me and believing in my ability to produce this book, your feedback has been wonderful.
Thank you Ben, for the initial work in setting up the outline for this book, your work was invaluable.
I would also like to thank Peter, my twin brother and CEO of Systalk, for allowing the space to make this book happen. A book project of this size was inevitably going to require some flexibility in my day job, and I appreciate the flexibility he gave me to make this happen.
(I promise I'll bill more hours this year round Pete).
Also thank you to Kartikey Pandey, my development editor, and Leena Purkait, my project coordinator at Packt, you are both professional to the core.
Finally, I would like to thank the team behind Amazon Web Services, who are mostly anonymous; you are all doing a great job, keep it up.