This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
March 4, 2003 For Immediate Release To schedule an interview, or request a review copy or cover art, contact Janet del Mundo at email@example.com or call 415.863.9900. NO STARCH PRESS TO PUBLISH THE BOOK OF FILEMAKER 6 The First Complete Guide to FileMaker Pro San Francisco, CA In April of this year, No Starch Press will publish what promises to become the essential reference for FileMaker developers, The Book of FileMaker 6. (Chris Kubica, $59.95, ISBN 1886411816, April 2003.) Written by veteran FileMaker developer Chris Kubica, with contributions from other top FileMaker masters, the book begins with a thorough introduction to the FileMaker Pro development environment and relational databases. It quickly moves into advanced topics, such as scripting, multi-user and cross platform development, and security, and shows how to build database-driven websites. Developers at all levels learn how to go beyond the user manual to create robust, dynamic database systems from the ground up. There are no truly complete references on FileMaker Pro, says author Chris Kubica, who has been using FileMaker Pro since its infancy. Sure, there are FileMaker books that cover advanced scripting and development, and those that cover some security, web development, and beginner basics, but none that bring it all together in one book. My book also covers some important topics that other books have left out, such as how to integrate with external applications including ODBC and SQL, how to use and develop plug-ins, and how to plan and market your solutions and synchronize data with remote locations. No Starch Press has a history of identifying niche markets and developing clearly written and engaging books to meet the needs of these markets. The Book of FileMaker 6 is certainly no exception. This complete guide to the entire FileMaker Pro product line shows how to: * Access hidden FileMaker Pro features * Use the power of portals in robust relational database systems * Build a hack-proof security system complete with audit trails, privilege management, and security plug-ins * Share databases with others using FileMaker Server * Web-enable databases using FileMaker Unlimited, the Web Server Connector, and XML * Automate FileMaker products using ActiveX and AppleScript * Plan, develop, market and sell commercial FileMaker-based applications The CD-ROM contains hundreds of complete, ready-to-use example databases (all of which are discussed in the book), as well as portal tricks, calculation formulas, script steps, plug-in functions, and troubleshooting tips. The book covers FileMaker Pro 6, Pro Unlimited, Developer 6, Server, and Mobile 2.1 for Macintosh and Windows. Many tips and is compatible with FileMaker s version 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x products. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris Kubica is an internationally known FileMaker Pro guru. He has written for top FileMaker publications and has been a speaker at the annual FileMaker Developer Conference. He is the President of a virtual consulting firm in West Lafayette, Indiana. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Table of contents: http://www.nostarch.com/filemaker toc.htm Sample chapter: http://www.nostarch.com/filemaker ch5.pdf THE BOOK OF FILEMAKER 6, Chris Kubica, ISBN 1886411816 1000 pp., $59.95, $86.95 (Cdn), with CD-ROM. April 2003 To order from No Starch Press: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 800.420.7240 or + 1 415.863.9900