Very useful to get started with FMP. I did not need the DB theory, but all the frontend stuff was good to get ideas from.
I have a specific problem that I still need solving - but I have not finished the book yet, and of course there has to be limits in what can be in. Also, could just be something that is difficult in FMP
I have not compared any alternatives, but this book is definately Good Enough (TM).
I found that this book did not meet my expectations. I bought it to learn more about using the Bento Program and as a novice to this. The book is overwhelmingly about File Maker Pro. If you wish to learn about Bento, this book is not recommended