Category Archives: Resources

Finally Published!

firstguidecoverIt’s finally here!  Your First Guide to Database Design is now available on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.  Another PDF version will soon be available for purchase on Scribd.com.

Your First Guide to Database Design is a clear, easy-to-use guide to relational database design for both beginners and I.T. professionals who need to know how to organize and store any amount of information on any subject. Whether you’re using SQL Server, MySQL or another database software, this book will show you how to model the data, create a system of tables and use Structured Query Language (SQL) to read and write to your new database. Your First Guide to Database Design uses multiple examples including the Job Search Plus database to help the average user understand the principles behind database design.

For more information, check out the official book page or the support page on AndrewComeau.com. The support page includes full-size diagrams of example databases used in the book and will be updated with answers to reader questions so be sure to bookmark it!

Web Design – FREE Online Training!

Visit W3Schools.com.If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to design your own website, W3Schools.com is an excellent online resource that offers instruction in all the technologies you need including HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript. The site offers easy to use tutorials and complete references for these languages with examples and online demos that you can use to practice your new skills.

Before you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on classes and specialized materials, check out what’s available online for FREE. Very often, the only investment you need to make now is your time.

Microsoft Access for Beginners / JobSearch 2010

I’ve started to see some sales of the eBook version of “Microsoft Access for Beginners” and was happy to hear from one of the readers today, despite the fact that he was reporting a problem …

It seems there was an issue with the Access 2007 / 2010 version of the program that I believe had to do with differing installations of Access 2007.  I’ve corrected the problem and the corrected version is available for download.

Whether or not you’ve bought the book, JobSearch 2010 is definitely worth a look.  This is a free program designed with Access 2007 that helps to organize your job search by enabling you to store complete information on every job lead in one place, track the progress of individual leads and follow-up on opportunities more effectively.  If you don’t have Microsoft Access, there’s a version that includes the Access 2007 run-time, a free version of Microsoft Access that will enable you to run the program and change data while preventing any design changes to the program.

For more information, check out the download page where you’ll find links to all the versions available and a program manual to help you get started.


Do you need help with Microsoft Access?

Comeau Software Solutions specializes in the development and enhancement of Microsoft Access applications. We can also rescue Access projects that have gone off-track and help you decide when it's time to move to another solution. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you with your database needs.

Also, check out our online course Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access. You can learn how to build and manage your own applications and work with your data more efficiently!