Extending the power of Access to the web

The World Wide Web, built from simple low-cost servers and universal clients, has revolutionized computing. Not so long ago, the very concept of a common global information network was unthinkable. Today, the concept of living without the web is just as unthinkable. Database applications were among the last to appear on the web, but today, they are arguably the fastest growing type of web application. The prospect of distributing data to or collecting it from, literally, a world of clients—potentially geographically separated, working on disparate computers, devices, and operating systems, and not requiring software distribution other than the ubiquitous browser—is simply too compelling to resist for long. ...

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