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4.0 out of 5 stars Good bk to quickly introduce the product w/o a lot of detls
I'm probably the only one who has made a positive comment on this book. This book starts off by giving you a high-level and some details of the Web Site Evolution (if you already know this, then you'd be bored). This book assumes that you have a fully functioning copy of Visual InterDev. To successfully build 3 of the applications you will need a copy or access to SQL...
Published on 15 Jan. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Very very poor book
This book didn't help me at all. It contains a number of sample sites, including all the necessary code to get there. Unfortunately, this code is almost never explained. This whole book is for "imitating monkeys" who just enter the described code in their computer without understanding any logic behind. I recommend everybody who is interested in quickly learning...
Published on 10 Mar. 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good bk to quickly introduce the product w/o a lot of detls, 15 Jan. 1998
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
I'm probably the only one who has made a positive comment on this book. This book starts off by giving you a high-level and some details of the Web Site Evolution (if you already know this, then you'd be bored). This book assumes that you have a fully functioning copy of Visual InterDev. To successfully build 3 of the applications you will need a copy or access to SQL Server. The explanations and step-by-steps in Chptrs 2 and 3 were well done and easy to understand. All the exercises in Chptr 3 worked. Can't comment on the building of any applications in the book because I haven't started on those exercises. However, I did use the same steps in Chptr 3 to 'Create a Web Project', 'Associate a Database with the Project', building a form using the Form Wizard on an existing Access database and it worked first time. I also applied a GridData ActiveX Control in design-time against this database connection and it also worked successfully using the same steps written in the book. It's a good book to get you up to speed with a begining to intermediate-level of the Visual InterDev product, however, you will need other reference books to help you go beyond this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very very poor book, 10 Mar. 1998
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
This book didn't help me at all. It contains a number of sample sites, including all the necessary code to get there. Unfortunately, this code is almost never explained. This whole book is for "imitating monkeys" who just enter the described code in their computer without understanding any logic behind. I recommend everybody who is interested in quickly learning the logic behind to buy the Visual InterDev book from Microsoft Press.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Applicability to Solve Real World Problems, 21 Jan. 1998
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
Dan's book helps tackle some real world issues in the fast paced web application development field. His style is specific to the examples at hand but also general enought that you can use the techniques to solve other problems.

This book deals with the practical issues that developers deal with every day and not the 'extras' that come with Interdev. (Image composer, music generator..etc).
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2.0 out of 5 stars A "build your own" book should be easier to build, 17 Sept. 1997
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
The problem with this book, like many others that teach by doing, is getting to the doing part. For this book it was getting Visual InterDev set up so you could start to build the application. I found that in to many instances the step by step instructions lead to a black hole. I would recommend instead you buy Microsoft's Mastering Visual Interdev.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Close but yet so far, 17 Mar. 1998
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
The book has really good themes for web sites, but unfortunately it is not well put together. Missing lots of explanation in the examples given. The examples that I create do not match what is on CD. Things are missing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 18 Jan. 1998
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
I found this book very helpfull. The style of using axample projects was far more usefull than several other Visual InterDev books I have read. The inclusion of a shopping cart system would have changed my rating to a 10.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book does not worth to be put on the shelf., 14 Nov. 1997
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
I think the tutorial on Microsoft web site (Interdev) is better than any topic in this book. I won't recommend other people to buy this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars this book didn't help me at all!, 7 Oct. 1997
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
This book was hard to read (was very boring!!!), and overall - didn't contribute almost anything to what I knew before reading it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst book I never ever read!!!!, 18 Nov. 1997
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This review is from: Build Your Own Microsoft Visual InterDev Web Applications: Your Hands-on Project Book for Integrates Web Application Development System (Paperback)
I have found this book useless. Even I have followed the tutorial in this book. I am so disappointed!!!
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