“FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual” by Susan Prosser and Geoff Coffey; $35 from¬†

FileMaker Pro is an insanely popular database program, not least because it works the same on either Windows or Mac machines. It’s powerful enough to manage a substantial business or a small country.

It is full-featured and relatively easy to use. But, like any large program, there are complexities and depths that few users ever plumb. Manuals that come withFilemaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual¬†large programs are usually of little help, which is why O’Reilly Press started its “Missing Manual” series. Each chapter in this book contains an example of a database designed for a particular purpose and then a tutorial on how to build it. (Does Lichtenstein know about this?)

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