What Ms Balter’s book offers over most or all of the other books on the market is that Ms Balter is able to take a highly technical topic and present it in a manner that is easy to comprehend. It is a book that the reader will often want to read from cover to cover, but it can also act as an excellent reference. Readers of Alison Balter’s Mastering Microsoft Access 2002 Desktop Development will learn A thorough knowledge of Access application development. Real-world solutions to specific development and programming problems. Professional programming techniques backed by concise, no-nonsense explanations of the underlying theories. Debugging and troubleshooting methods to solve problems quickly and get stalled development projects back on track.