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I've decided to write a short blog-type post every week here on this forum. These posts are exclusive to this forum, and they will primarily be about the writing of the book.

As a Manning author, a number of people were assigned to help me with the manuscript. One of them was Jonathan Thoms. He was the assigned technical development editor, or TDE.

I only interacted with Jonathan via the development editor (or DE), so I never spoke or exchanged e-mail with him. However, Jonathan has definitely interacted with me by way of his technical comments. As a TDE, he read through the book for technical concerns and issues. He also went through most of the TRY IT NOW sections, and looked at the exercises.

What I most especially enjoyed were his friendly comments at the start of each chapter. Jonathan was very encouraging, and encouragement is a necessary fuel for a writer. He did call out issues and each time he did so, I gave his notes its due attention. Some of his notes were minor changes, but some of them called for restructuring of whole chapters.

He has contributed immensely to this book, and I do publicly thank him, here on this BLOG, and in the (soon to be printed) acknowledgements.

Thank You for reading, everyone!