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Press Release: August 3, 1999

Steven Roman's Latest: Access Database Design & Programming, Second Edition Published by O'Reilly

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- When using software products with graphical interfaces, particularly a powerful database product like Microsoft Access', novice (and sometimes even experienced) programmers are so concerned with how something is done that they frequently overlook the core concepts and techniques necessary to create effective database applications. For Access programmers and power-users who want to really get under the hood of Access, O'Reilly has just-released the second edition of the bestselling book Access Database Design & Programming.

Access Database Design & Programming, 2nd Edition covers Access' new VBA Integrated Development Environment used by Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; the VBA language itself; Microsoft's latest data access technology, Active Data Objects (ADO); and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). But unlike other massive (some may say bloated) computer tomes, Steve Roman's clear, succinct style gets to the point-thoroughly delving into Access database design in 409 pages (including index).

A sample chapter, Chapter 4: Database Design Principles, is free online at:

For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, author bio, and samples, see:


Access Database Design & Programming, 2nd Edition
By Steve Roman
2nd Edition July 1999 (US)
1-56592-626-9, 432 pages, $27.95 (US$)

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