Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design / Edition 1

Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design / Edition 1

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by Michael J. Hernandez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201694719

ISBN-13: 9780201694710

Pub. Date: 12/12/1996

Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional

Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez introduces the core concepts of design theory and method without the technical jargon. With its hands-on approach and a wealth of practical examples, Database Design for Mere Mortals will provide any developer with a common-sense design methodology for developing databases that work.  See more details below

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Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez introduces the core concepts of design theory and method without the technical jargon. With its hands-on approach and a wealth of practical examples, Database Design for Mere Mortals will provide any developer with a common-sense design methodology for developing databases that work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201694710
Publisher:
Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date:
12/12/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1What Is a Relational Database?3
Ch. 2Design Objectives21
Ch. 3Terminology33
Ch. 4Conceptual Overview59
Ch. 5Starting the Process71
Ch. 6Analyzing the Current Database97
Ch. 7Establishing Table Structures151
Ch. 8Keys211
Ch. 9Field Specifications237
Ch. 10Table Relationships273
Ch. 11Business Rules317
Ch. 12Views359
Ch. 13Reviewing Data Integrity389
Ch. 14Bad Design - What Not To Do399
Ch. 15Bending or Breaking the Rules409
In Closing417
Appendix A: Recommended Reading419
Appendix B: Sample Designs421
Appendix C: Diagram Symbols427
Appendix D: Documentation Forms429
References433
Index435

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Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides a clear platform independant approach to Database Design. I wasn't going to buy this book because of the 1996 publishing date, but decided to because of a review I read about it in a database tutorial I found on the web. I'm very glad I did. The design approach is as applicable now as it was in 1996. This book is very readable and easy to understand compared to other database design books I have read. While the other books are good, the technical language is hard to understand. 'Database Design for Mere Mortals' is written in plain english and has helped me to both understand database design and appreciate the technical books. Thank you Mr. Hernandez
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a very basic background on DB but I work in a place where I'm constantly exposed to them. Wanting to learn more I asked around and many people suggested this book. I purchased and at first I thought it was very 'philosophical', but soon into Chapter 7 I realized that the preceeding pages were necessary to a full understanding of the 'real' stuff DB are made of. This book talks to you in plain English with examples that are really easy to follow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You don't know anything about database design? No problem! I didn't and I picked this book up and suddendly I was a master of average level database desing. Now the fact that I'm a student studying computer science might give me an edge in this area, however if you don't know anything about computer programming this book gives you a good start too. Check it out if you get the chance. I'm sure there are better books out there but nothing as comprehensive to the wee lil' people like you and me.
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