dpunkt.verlag was founded in 1995 and has grown into one of the leading German publishers in the IT-publishing market. dpunkt serves the professional computing and telecommunications community by providing information products and services, primarily through publications (print and digital) and training. Although dpunkt's focus is on digital technology, its mission goes beyond technology, promoting its use to support creativity, and to improve communication among people. dpunkt uses digital technology in an extensive way to design, manufacture and distribute its products. We at dpunkt strongly believe that technology and its efficient use on one side and creativity and playful joy (or plain fun) on the other, are not mutually exclusive.