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Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development by Alison Balter

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Introduction

Many people believe that Microsoft Access is not an appropriate tool for enterprise development. I have many happy large corporate clients whose real-life experiences strongly contradict that opinion. The problem with many people's attempts at enterprise development with Access is that their approach is completely inappropriate.

New clients often call me out to their site because their client/server Access application is not only slow, but it also is bringing the entire network to a crawl. These clients are often convinced that we must immediately rewrite the application in Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, Active Server Pages (ASP), or some other tool. Sometimes they are correct, but most of the time the problem is that the developer ...

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