SAMS – DB2 Developer’s Guide-Fourth Edition
The writing and production of a technical book is a time-consuming and laborious task. Luckily, I had many understanding and helpful people to make the process much easier. First, I would like to thank the many folks who have reviewed and commented upon the text for each of the four editions. Chuck Kosin has served as the main technical editor for the last three editions of this book, and I am sure it is a much better text thanks to his eagle eye, technical acumen, and excellent suggestions. I would also like to thank Willie Favero at BMC Software for helping out on the spur of the moment with some of the technical editing. Sheryl Larsen has been especially helpful in reviewing the access path and complex SQL components of the book. Bill Backs and Roger Miller have reviewed various incarnations and editions of the manuscript, and this book is much better thanks to their expert contributions.
I would also like to thank the many people who provided suggestions for improvements on the first three editions of the book. I do read the email suggestions and comments sent to me by readers, so keep them coming. Additionally, many thanks to the understanding and patient folks at Sams who have worked with me on each of the four editions. I’d like to specifically thank Carol Ackerman, Rosemarie Graham, Andy Beaster, Beverly Murray Scherf, and Patricia Kinyon for their hard work in producing this fourth edition.
And finally, a thank-you to all of the people with whom I have come in contact professionally at USX Corporation, Mellon Bank, ASSET, Inc., Barnett Technologies, Duquesne Light Company, Gartner Group, PLATINUM Technology, Inc. and BMC Software. This book is surely a better one due to the fine quality of my co-workers, each of whom has expanded my horizons in many different and satisfying ways.
If you have any questions or comments about this text, you can contact me at CMullins@compuserve.com or Craig_Mullins@BMC.com. You can also write to me in care of the publisher.
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