PowerBuilder Slick Tricks - The Book
||Author: Bernhard Metzger|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: Envision Software Systems (16 December, 1998)
Edition: Plastic Comb
Sales Rank: 138,110
Average Customer Rating: 4.33 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
One of my favorite books
I have long contended that if I learn a single thing from a programming book then it has paid for itself. Well, I've learned a lot from this book, not just in what the book says, but it sparks ideas - "Hey, if I can do X this way, can I do Y *that* way?". His book has me trying alternative solutions right and left. I have learned many things from this book. I give it my highest recommendation.
I have two criticisms. The book is poorly constructed. The material deserves a better presentation. Secondly, some of the techniques (not many) are obsolete. They will still work, but are no longer supported by Sybase and in the future may not.
Still, those are nit-picky little things given the many high praises that it deserves.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is a must have for any serious PB hacker
This book has saved me countless hours of programming. The plethora of tricks and techniques made me want to go back and enhance much of the code I've written in the past five years or so; and have given me new ideas for the things I'm presently working on. I can pick up the book, open it to any page, and find something interesting to read.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Handy reference for intermediate level
Would not suggest this book for a beginner. Handy reference for someone whos been developing in PowerBuilder for a while. But, I would prefer 'Advanced PowerBuilder 7 Techniques' by Ramesh Chandak anyday!
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