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on 2 September 2010
I am surprised at the number of positive 5 * reviews this text has received as I did not find it that helpful. I have just finished working through it and I found it rather mediocre for the following reasons:
I found that I did not understand a lot of the language, e.g. taking a line at random: "Access can automatically de-reference object variables when they go out of scope...". Even though the concept of scope was explained earlier, I still need someone to explain what the rest of the sentence is getting at... This would be fine in a classroom setting, but not so good for self-study. This happened a lot.
I found the idea of creating a database for movies a rather useless example (though of course someone else might find it directly relevant) and there was too much emphasis on making the application look good rather than finding elegant solutions and shortcuts to common problems using code.
All in all it is ok if you want to familiarize yourself with access and some vba but don't expect the moon (as other reviews suggest).