The Definitive DataWindow: Your Key to PowerBuilder Success
||Author: Richard Brooks|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (06 April, 2000)
Sales Rank: 72,463
Average Customer Rating: 3.83 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
A nice desktop datawindow reference
This book has saved me hours of programming several times during my datawindow development and exposed some little known tips/tricks/techniques. Also, it is a good source to revise our skills.
[Shekar C. Reddy]
Rating: 2 out of 5
Definitive of What?
I have to thank those that wrote an honest review of the material covered in this book and must agree that many of these reviews were written by folks close to the author. After reading the mixed reviews I elected not to invest in this title and instead to borrow a copy from a fellow programer while on a contract. Though I did find a few things in the material I did not know, the vast majority of this book is basic information that anyone who has spent any time programming in PowerBuilder would already know. Since the author did have such a web presence (I am not surprised to see he has all but disappeared) and reputation I really had expected more and would have been very disgruntled had I spent money on this product. Instead spend your money on PowerBuilder Unleashed by Simon Henry and if you really can't stand to use the online documentation that shows all of the information contained in this book and want some bathroom reading material, pick up a used copy of this. At least then when you pick out the bits and pieces you might actually use you can sell it used yourself and will not feel cheated.
Rating: 1 out of 5
&1.50 was too much to pay for this
I saw this author present at tech wave on this same subject and he was incompetent and totally disorganized. I had hoped he was just having an off day but having picked up this book at a second hand book store I now know that he really is! This book is as poorly put together and thought out as his class was. The material is disorganized and when you find what you are looking for it is incomplete. I think these other reviewers are either friends of the author or work for the publisher because the $1.50 I paid for this book was too much! I sure hope Richard programs better than he writes!
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