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Database Programming with OpenOffice.org Base & Basic Paperback – September 10, 2008
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The author assumes the reader knows more than he/she should. If you are technically savvy, you will benefit from this book. Otherwise, you may need to use other sources as well.
I scoured the Internet for tutorials, wikis, helps, ANYTHING to get me going! (the OpenOffice doc sites are still a dark underworld to me) To make matters worse, I'm so addicted to IDE's that gently hold my hand with their inline API suggestions that OpenOffice.org's IDE stoic silence was about as easy to love as a tree! To make matters even worse, I've spent the last 8 or so years buried in Java; I could hardly remember how to speak Basic from those good 'ol years of GWBasic, QBasic, VB3.0, and VB6.0 (long, long ago!).
Suffice it to say, this book is EXACTLY what I needed.
It's not an API reference book for sure. But it takes you by the hand and leads you through the valleys and over the mountains of database development with OpenOffice.org Base and the Basic programming language. If you want to step above the simple database wizards and become more of a wizard yourself, this book is what you need. In my estimation (and I'm not a rich fellow, I have to count my dollars), this book is worth the price.
Thanks, Roberto and Cecilia for a great book! You must make a great team too! :)
My search for a helpful guide continues.
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