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Pro SQL Server 2000 Database Design: Building Quality OLTP Databases

Pro SQL Server 2000 Database Design: Building Quality OLTP Databases

by Louis Davidson
     
 

Database design is one of the most contentious issues in computer science. There is always a delicate balance to be struck between the strict academic rules that govern the design of relational databases and the real-world techniques that programmers apply to get the job done in a certain time frame. This book's goal is to coverfrom a "real-world" point of viewall

Overview

Database design is one of the most contentious issues in computer science. There is always a delicate balance to be struck between the strict academic rules that govern the design of relational databases and the real-world techniques that programmers apply to get the job done in a certain time frame. This book's goal is to coverfrom a "real-world" point of viewall of the essential elements in designing, modeling, and building efficient relational databases, while avoiding a dry, theoretical approach.

Author Louis Davidson explains the process of implementing a database—from generating tables and allowing access to these tables using Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This includes tackling data modeling (focusing on the IDEF1X notation), requirements gathering, normalization (beyond the Third Normal Form), and implementing tables, constraints, triggers, procedures, user-defined functions, and so on. Davidson provides a full and realistic case study that clearly illustrates the entire process, from the initial discussions of a client's needs, through development of a logical model, to a complete implementation of the system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593028
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/21/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.25(d)

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Meet the Author

Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has spent the majority of his career working with Microsoft SQL Server, beginning from the early days of version 1.0. He has a bachelor s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Louis is the data architect for Compass Technology (Compass.net) in Chesapeake, Virginia, leading database development on their suite of nonprofit oriented CRM products, built on the Microsoft CRM platform and SQL Server technologies.

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