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Review by Susan Plaumann
Author(s): Cliff Wootton
Publisher and date of publication: Wrox Press Inc, 2001
Audience: Intermediate and Advanced
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The information has been set up alphabetically with an additional cross reference by entry type. Information available in the book as well as on the accompanying CD is marked accordingly.
The best thing that comes with this book is the CD that includes the complete reference in HTML and PDF format. The CD comes in handy especially for quick navigation of cross-references or information on listed properties or event handlers. All of them have been hyperlinked, which makes the CD invaluable.
Taking the volume weight (almost 3 lbs.) into consideration you will probably keep the book at home for a quick written reference. It's just too heavy to drag around and would be even heavier if Wrox had decided to compile all entries of the reference database into it. The book sure covers the most important details (appr. 40% of the database entries), if you want to have access to everything you will definitely need to rely on the CD.
Copyright 2002, Susan Plaumann, All Rights Reserved
Susan Plaumann is currently working as an Assistant Director to the CEO at Pixelpark AG, Berlin, Germany, being responsible for Human Resources and Facility Management as well as overseeing long-term vocational training. Before this she worked many years as an IT project manager, technical writer and trainer. Susan has a background in Business Administration as well as extensive experience in teaching, supporting and writing for computer users, the last ten years of which have almost exclusively been on web-related topics.