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Publisher: Mercury Learning and Information (April 2, 2014)
Publication Date: April 2, 2014
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This book is very well written. I've been buying excel vba programming books for years. I've learned more from this book in the first 28 pages than I ever did in all the other books combined. It provides a CD of the hands-on exercises which are well written and well explained. This is the best knowledge transfer excel vba book that I have ever used. Whether you are new to excel vba programming or more advanced. The novice will feel like less than a novice by the 5th chapter. More advanced excel vba programmers can use this as a great reference (it helps refresh forgotten knowledge).
The problem I've had with most books (I own at least 20) dealing with Excel and VBA programming in Excel is that programming examples are essentially trivial for practical purposes within an enterprise environment.Not so with Julitta Korol's "Programming by Example." This is indisputably the best book on Excel application programming I have encountered.Whether the reader is completely new to programming or an experienced developer, the material is arranged with the most elegant and simple descriptions of complex concepts unfolding into sophisticated working prototypes. Chapter by chapter, the introduction to the reader of VBA, XML, ASP and other intricacies within the object model builds understanding of fundamentals and delivers where most books fail - without extraneous and misleading detail. Yet, the programming projects provide in-depth and practical programming experience.This book is well-planned, well-researched, well-designed, well-written, well-edited.I purchased the "Kindle Edition" (with CD-examples available, on-line, from the publisher, Mercury Learning (merclearning.com)). Had I known that the book would be such an invaluable addition to my bookshelf, I would have purchased the hard-copy, just for the convenience of an easily-readable medium. It would have been worth the price.While I have not thoroughly researched the compatibility of programming examples for previous versions of Excel (2007, 2010), the examples mostly seem to be compatible. Thus, there shouldn't be a reason to avoid purchasing this book, should the developer own one of these earlier versions of Microsoft Office (including the Home and Student edition). (Your experience may vary, depending upon your level of expertise in Excel.)
Excel 2013 Programming by Example by Julitta Korol is just what I needed!!! The book is one of the best hands-on computer software books I’ve ever bought!!! It is as good as a textbook and focuses on skill and knowledge transfer. The material is logically organized, understandably arranged, and backs up learning tasks with step-by-step instructions. The Table of Content is the backbone of the book’s logical and learning-friendly organization. My only disappointment is with the marketing practices of this online purchasing experience. First, free shipping was prominently displayed, only to find out that there’s a handling fee nearly as much as delivery. Second, there’s an offer to buy the book and get the kindle version for a nominal fee. This didn’t work at all. The transaction defaulted into buying both version at full price. I bought the Kindle version. I have a huge amount of respect for this online retailer, but disappointed in these kind of intentional or unintentional marketing practices. Fred Wander
Extremely thorough presentation.