About the Author
Brian K. Jones works on the cutting edge of web 2.0-land, building and optimizing sites, and helping others do the same. He is an infrastructure architect, operations developer, and system administrator. He is also co-author of Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two , as well as the upcoming Python Cookbook, Third Edition. He's the creator of Python Magazine, and a freelance technical writer/editor, trainer, and advisor. He's also a member of the Linux User Group in Princeton (LUG/IP) and PhillyPUG, plays a mean game of straight pool, brews beer, plays guitar, and writes a good bit of code, usually in Python.
David Beazley is an independent software developer and book author living in the city of Chicago. He primarily works on programming tools, provide custom software development, and teach practical programming courses for software developers, scientists, and engineers. He is best known for his work with the Python programming language, for which he has created several open-source packages (e.g., Swig and PLY) and authored the acclaimed Python Essential Reference. He also has significant experience with systems programming in C, C++, and assembly language.