Media praise for Access Database Design & Programming

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"Steven Roman's 'Access Database Design & Programming' (3rd ed.) is a remarkable book because it can easily appeal to multiple audiences simultaneously. Experienced Access users and programmers will likely skip the first two sections of the book devoted to database design and queries. Novice users will appreciate these sections for their basic introduction to relational databases, queries, and the lesson to think carefully about the design of a database before populating it with data...The greatest strength of this book is its consistent use of easy-to-understand examples...Roman has persuaded me that there is some flexibility to be gained by learning how to go below (or beyond) the Access user interface. I feel confidant that 'Access Database Design & Programming' will serve as a handy reference."
--Williamsburg Macromedia User Group, April 16, 2002

"'Access Database Design and Programming' covers a lot of ground quickly but lucidly?The result is a single book that can teach you all the basics of building database applications in Access."
--compbookreview,.com, March 2002

From Previous Editions:

"a good reference if you're considering using Access for your database."
--Patti Shank, Online Learning, November 2000

"a must-have for the serious Access developer."
--Sandy Read, BCUG Bytes, March 2001

"An excellent well written book which I strongly recommend."
--vbbooks, Valassis Enterprises, August 17, 1999

"Although this book is really an introduction targeted at
intermediate Microsoft Access users who are novice
programmers, it should appeal to all levels of Access
developers. For novice programmers, it focuses on a
key body of knowledge that is typically neglected, but
is nevertheless essential for developing effective database
applications. For intermediate and advanced developers,
its treatment of database design and queries provides
a handy treatment that otherwise has to be gleaned from
relatively uninteresting textbooks, while its programming
chapters constitute a handy reference to some basic
operations that can be performed using DAO or the
Access object model."
--Fatbrain.com, Aug 1999

"The author tackles a difficult subject - relational database design--in a unique way. He uses simple language (bless him!). Instead of a technical dissertation, Roman uses short sentences in an easy to flollow discussion of design theory...Roman continues to demystify database terminology with simple explanations for anomaly, entity, integrity, and so on. Obviously,he has both an appreciation for database design and an artful ability to use the fewest words possible to get his point across. (His editor must, too.) Again and again he reduces previously complex definitions into brief,informal
comments. In addition, his examples are appropriate and complement the discussion. Relational theory doesn't come easy to many people, but this book should certainly take the pain out of the learning process...My recommendation for this book is this: if you need to advance beyond the
Wizard-produced database, buy it, read it, and then reread it. If you learned database design and programming by hit or miss, buy it, read it, and then keep it for reference."
--Susan Sales Harkins, DevX, August 1999