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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2002 Bible BK+CD
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good, but Nothing on Security


As a professional Access programmer in a corporate environment, I was quite surprised to find that this otherwise excellent book has absolutely nothing on security. The book will certainly help you understand how to build tables, queries, forms, etc., and it does have a lot of excellent examples; but a critical part of deploying any Access application in a multi-user environment is to make sure that proper security has been applied, and this book simply ignores the subject.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Access Bible 2000


If you have Access Bible 97 wait for Access Bible 2002. Wish I did.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: ABAP Objects: Introduction to Programming SAP Applications
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Horst Keller, Sascha Kruger
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good Book... but you have some troubles for Win XP


I Liked this book. But I had some troubles to install it fully operation at Windows XP (at Windows 2000 worked fine).

I created a homepage with some tips to install it on Windows XP, and the first program: www.autocom.com.br/erick/abapobjects



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2000 Developer's Handbook Volume 1: Desktop Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, Mike Gilbert
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simply Outstanding


As the word 'Developer' should imply, this book is not for MS Access beginners, but once you qualify yourself as 'intermediate' or better, you will feel right at home. Very little of this book is devoted to boring you with rehashes of stuff in the help file (as most other books seem to do). There is a great deal of depth and insight into areas that apply to everyday usage, complex projects, and solutions to many problems MS tends to ignore version after version.
The writing is excellent and they have a web site devoted to updates, errata and such which is very helpful. Chapters 10, 14 and 15 have had an extremely positive impact on the quality and usability of my projects in MS Access as well as VBA and Visual Basic.
Many of the code samples are outstanding and written so that you can just drop them in to your projects with no modifications. Many of them are done so well they seem like natural extensions to MS Access (stuff MS 'should' have included in the 1st place).
Complaints? None. Well, okay, I do have 1 minor complaint. They devoted almost 30 pages to The Office Assistant. IMHO these pages and the Office Assistant itself are a complete waste.
This book and its previous versions are the best money I have ever spent. They continue to save me hundreds of hours while adding reliability and capability to all my projects. Highly recommended!