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It's not good for nothing, it's good for something...
on 13 January 1999
This book is like a User's guide that I'd expect to ship with VID, if MS still did that sort of thing. It's goal is admirable, but its content doesn't let it reach the goal. I would guess that most developers like me want to buy a book that's going to cut down the learning curve (without having to pay $1K for a class). But if you want to get anything out of the book, you have to do the work. The examples seem to skip steps and don't take into consideration what is and isn't installed on the client and/or server. I think it's a fair attempt at tackling a (somewhat) new product. For real newbies, this one may be it. If you've got experience with most MS dev. tools, you may want to check out some other books.