I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the book.
Unfortunately the programs go with the book. The many hours assembling and creating the examples complement describing the code, and this is purely a hobby (as a hobby is something you do that doesn't make enough money to feed the family).
The books are good value for the money and I would suggest viewing the table of contents http://scispec.ca/Realbasic/Publish/Publish.htm
and index before making the purchase to make sure that there is code that you will be using.
This is only for MS Office products (maybe there will be a plugin for LibreOffice or OpenOffice in the future). Until these plugins are created, then the books are dedicated to Microsoft Office.
Happy to help,