Media praise for Access Database Design and Programming

"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.", 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