Web Development with SAS® by Example, Third Edition Reviews

"This ambitious volume covers how to deliver your SAS output online from start to finish in a mere 360 pages. Pratter assumes his audience has no prior knowledge of Web programming, giving a thorough introduction in his first four chapters to the basics of HTML and XML, static versus dynamic Web pages, and how the Internet works, along with some background history on TCP/IP, different types of Web servers, and a whole host of acronyms. Chapters 5 and 6 in Part II outline different ways to access your data, focusing on SAS/SHARE and SAS/Access, with examples of how to use SQL pass-through for both and information to help the reader select an appropriate method of access. I found the section on OLEDB/ODBC here interesting as well, as I was unaware that no engine exists in SAS for MS SQL Server databases. Part III goes on to introduce SAS/IntrNet, Part IV devotes five chapters to SAS BI Server, and the book concludes with some Java.

One of the strengths of this book is that Pratter throughout shows multiple ways of displaying and accessing the same data, for example, contrasting various ‘old school’ programming methods with ODS HTML statements and PROC Access versus the newer SAS/Access interface. Such examples demonstrate how SAS has evolved since its earlier versions and may be of interest to both experienced and newer programmers."

Jessica Hampton
Hartford Area SAS Users Group

"Web Development with SAS by Example, Third Edition, is an excellent resource for both amateur and experienced users. Frederick Pratter provides programmers with real-life examples in an easy-to-follow layout. It’s a superb book to add to your SAS library."

Melanie Raslan
Vice President, Marketing Analytics
Webster Bank N.A.

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