Client Server Computing for Dummies

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9781568843292: Client Server Computing for Dummies

Here is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know what client/server computing is all about. In plain English, Lowe demystifies jargon as he tours the client/server landscape. He gives readers an introduction to what client/server means, why it's so important, and what all the terminology means. He also covers client/server applications and systems.

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"Client/server" are buzzwords that are much bandied about but that remain a fuzzy concept in many computer users' minds. In Client/Server Computing for Dummies, Doug Lowe does a decent job of explaining some implementations and applications of client/server networking and how they can make information-centric systems more efficient.

The real value of this book is as an educational tool for businesspeople who suspect client/server computing may solve some of their business problems but don't know enough about the technology to say for sure. Lowe educates these people by showing--with plenty of conceptual diagrams and examples--what networks are and how database applications operate over them. The operator of a small to midsize business could get a feel for networked databases from these pages and gain enough knowledge of the topic to talk competently with a software designer. Much of Client/Server Computing for Dummies is a Structured Query Language (SQL) tutorial that's pretty good. The author explains queries, joins, and reports and provides plenty of example SQL statements.

In the book's later chapters, Lowe gets into the specifics of client/server programming but doesn't succeed to the same degree that he does in the more general chapters; he uses a somewhat scattered approach to application development, touching on many technologies while covering few of them adequately. --David Wall

About the Author:

About Doug Lowe Doug Lowe is a seasoned ... For Dummies® writer with several titles on networking in print. He is the author of Networking For Dummies®, 3rd edition, Networking with NetWare® For Dummies®, 3rd Edition, as well as PowerPoint® 4 For Windows® For Dummies®. Doug also frequently contributes articles to national computer publications, including Maximize! Magazine.

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