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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

O'Reilly, 1998.
Trade Paperback, 776 pages.
ISBN: 1565923928
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JavaScript The Definitive Guide
by David Flanagan With JavaScript becoming more commonplace on the Web, thanks to support from web browsers from Microsoft and Netscape, web developers need a reference showing JavaScript uses, instruction and syntax. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide provides this information in detail, covering numerous JavaScript concepts and coding techniques. The reference includes coverage of data types, values, variables, expressions, operators, functions, objects, arrays, embedding JavaScript in HTML, windows, frames, event handling, forms, dynamic HMTL, cookies and security. Each section includes examples, HTML code, JavaScript code, screen shots, tips and browser compatibility. The JavaScript aide also includes a comprehensive reference section for looking up JavaScript functions, objects, methods, constructors and event handlers. A must-have for serious JavaScript programmers and web developers.

Peter Norton's Guide to Access 2000 Programming by Peter Norton and Virginia Andersen.

Sams, Oct., 1999.
Trade Paperback, 668 pages.
ISBN: 0672317605
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Peter Norton's Guide to Access 2000 Programming
by Peter Norton and Virginia Andersen Access 2000 is a powerful database tool that can be used independently or with other Microsoft Office applications. Peter Norton's guide provides programmers with information and instruction about how to use Access to develop databases for use in business. Instruction in the book covers a wide variety of Access topics, including creating applications, object-oriented programming, using wizards, modifying wizards, macros, SQL, visual basic, data entry, creating forms, creating reports, linking with other Office products, multi-user environments, security and posting databases to the Web. The reference provides detailed instruction for each of these topics, including examples, screen shots, tips, tables and potential pitfalls. An appendix provides an explanation of what is new in Access 2000 compared to earlier additions, and helps users upgrade to Access 2000 from earlier editions of the software.

Peter Norton's reference contains easy-to-follow instruction enhanced with screen shots and step-by-step procedures to help readers quickly understand Access and database concepts. An excellent guide for database developers using Microsoft Access.

QuickBooks Pro Quick Reference by Glenda L. Friesen

Que, Oct., 1999.
Trade Paperback, 190 pages.
ISBN: 0789720299
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QuickBooks Pro Quick Reference
by Glenda L. Friesen QuickBooks Pro Quick Reference is a concise guide for users of the popular accounting software. Arranged from A to Z, the book provides fast solutions to common questions and problems. An index allows you to reference topics by words in case you cannot locate it alphabetically. Each solution includes screenshots illustrating the procedures involved. Some of the concepts covered in the book include creating accounts, backing up data, bounced check handling, deposits, forms, creating custom forms, graphs, inventory, labels, online banking, packing slips, printing checks, refunds, registers, reports, split transactions, statements, subcontractors, taxes, venders, void checks and year-end procedures. A valuable quick reference guide for users of QuickBooks Pro that provides answers to every conceivable question you might have.

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