The second edition benefited greatly from the help and comments of Nick Thompson and Richard Yaker of Netscape; Dr. Shon Katzenberger, Larry Sullivan, and Dave C. Mitchell at Microsoft; and Lynn Rollins of R&B Communications. The first edition was reviewed by Neil Berkman of Bay Networks, and by Andrew Schulman and Terry Allen of O'Reilly & Associates.
This book also gains strength from the diversity of editors it has had. Paula Ferguson is the editor of this edition and of the third edition. She's given the book a thorough and much-needed going over, making it easier to read and easier to understand. Frank Willison edited the second edition, and Andrew Schulman edited the first.
Finally, my thanks, as always and for so many reasons, to Christie.
—David Flanagan, September 2001
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