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Teach Yourself Database Programming With Visual Basic 4 in 21 Days (Sams Teach Yourself) Paperback – January, 1996

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This step-by-step tutorial shows readers how to program with Visual Basic in a set amount of time. - Presented in a daily format with each week focusing on a different area of database development

- Written by a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic Professional

- CD-ROM includes chapter examples, Function Libraries, Microsoft ACCESS/JET 2.5 compatibility layer, and the WHAT6 Help Authoring Tool

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Product Details

  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself
  • Paperback: 855 pages
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672308320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672308321
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,078,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I can't help but notice that there is a wide divergence of views about this book. Personally, I found it well-written and well-planned. It is not for everybody. In particular, it is not for the experienced database programmer. It is not for a DP veteran. It IS for a competent Visual Basic Programmer (1 or 2 classes or similar experience) who wants to expand his/her abilities to include database programming.
If you think that one book will contain all you need to know, well, GET REAL! What you will find is a gradual approach to the subject, with a very good example of several database applications (Actually 3) that will lead you to obtain a solid foundation on the subject. Database theory is covered so that you have a basic understanding. The Visual Basic way of accessing databases is well covered. There are good examples.
From here, I would recommend getting more advanced books, depending on which direction you want to go. But this book is all you will need to get up to speed, write some basic to intermediate level programs, and learn the lingo.
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Before I read this book I didn't think it was possible to write
a computer book in 3 weeks. I was mistaken. The authors
put this book out in a big hurry, and it shows. The book is
poorly organized in that chapters are seemingly thrown in
as an afterthought to touch on various topics. The touch is
a light one too, since only minimal information is presented
in most of the chapters of the book. The chapter on SQL is
a good example because the authors present only enough
information to show how SQL can do cool things, and then
they advise the reader to go buy a book on SQL. Why bother
writing a chapter on SQL?

A teach-yourself book should really have enough information
to get the student going, but this book is more like a guided
tour of 15 cities in 10 days. A lot of words are expended in
the presentation of fluff while the reader is left to ponder on
some way to shape said fluff into something useful
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By A Customer on September 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is a very good book, much better than the usual example. I read it through before trying anything out on the computer, and was able to follow pretty much everything.
When I went to the computer, I ran into the errors other reviewers have noted. But they were pretty obvious. And I don't think this book contains more than other computer manuals. Proofreading standards in general are awful throughout the printing trades [I'm a former typographer], and the usual poor organization and lack of clarity of writing in computer manuals compound the problem.
But given all that, I got a lot out of the book. Most important, I haven't found anything else that covers this material that comes even close to it.
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By A Customer on June 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
Most books talking about database programming with Visual Basic give only cursory treatment to programming using the ODBC API. They rely, instead on using the "preferred" methods of ADO, RDO, and DAO. However, when your dealing with an ODBC driver that only supports level 1 functionality, you can run into trouble using those technologies (as I did). Then, you are left with no alternative but to code directly against the API. I have a stack of database programming books, and this is the only one to give any real coverage to using the API to read and write data from databases (how often do you actually need to query what functions the ODBC Driver supports anyway?). My thanks to the author.
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Format: Paperback
I have been in the DP(IS) business for over 30 years. Having worked as an operator, programmer, and manager, I have had the opportunity to read more technical manuals and tutorials than I can count. This book is among the very worst that I have ever encountered. In my opinion, the authors are either clueless as to how to instruct, inept, or so greedy that they willingly sacrifice pride of authorship for the dollars they envision coming in from an unsuspecting public. The book is poorly organized and full of errors.
If this review can help save just one of your readers from making the mistake of buying this turkey, I'm glad I took the time to write it.

Bill Myers, Rockford, IL
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