The dBASE Book: Developing Windows Applications with dBASE PLUS

by Ken Mayer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 828
ISBN : 9781420874488

About the Book

The dBASE Book is aimed at developers of dBASE applications from beginner to advanced, and will assist a developer to get up to speed quickly with the dBASE Object model. It covers application design from design to deployment.  The Second Edition (now available) fixes errors in the text (and code samples); addresses some issues with Windows Vista; includes updates to aspects of the software (through 2.6.2); includes a new chapter on the grid; a re-written chapter on deployment; and a more useful index.

About the Author

Ken Mayer has used dBASE both as a hobbyist and as a professional coder for 24 years, starting with dBASE III+ and working up to dBASE PLUS.
     Ken worked for Borland, Intl. for two years as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer on the Intrabuilder and dBASE products, and also worked for five years for dBASE Inc. as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, also working on dBASE. Ken was a contributing editor to dBASE Advisor magazine for the one and a half years or so it was in publication.
     He served on Borland’s TeamB (volunteer technical support) when Borland owned dBASE, and has helped many in the dBASE developer community. At this time he is a member of the dBVIPS for dataBased Intelligence, Inc., doing the same things he did with TeamB. He authored a good portion of the Knowledgebase articles that ship with dBASE PLUS, and authored the original dBASE PLUS tutorial. Some of the material in this book will look suspiciously familiar to any who have used the Knowledgebase.
     Ken has also been the librarian of a freeware library of code made available to all dBASE developers called the dBASE Users’ Function Library Project (dUFLP). He has been a speaker at Borland and other conferences on dBASE, speaking about coding techniques.
     He is pursuing opportunities where they may lie – having spent only a small portion of his time after being laid off actually making any money, although putting a lot of effort into this book.
     When not working or trying to find work, Ken is very active in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (, and enjoys movies, games, and reading.
     Ken lives in Walnut Creek, CA with his wife Carolyn Eaton and their two cats Rebo and Zootie.