Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design / Edition 1

Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design / Edition 1

by Scott W. Ambler, Pramodkumar J. Sadalage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321293533

ISBN-13: 9780321293534

Pub. Date: 03/03/2006

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Refactoring has proven its value in a wide range of development projects—helping software professionals improve system designs, maintainability, extensibility, and performance. Now, for the first time, leading agile methodologist Scott Ambler and renowned consultant Pramodkumar Sadalage introduce powerful refactoring techniques specifically designed for

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Refactoring has proven its value in a wide range of development projects—helping software professionals improve system designs, maintainability, extensibility, and performance. Now, for the first time, leading agile methodologist Scott Ambler and renowned consultant Pramodkumar Sadalage introduce powerful refactoring techniques specifically designed for database systems.

Ambler and Sadalage demonstrate how small changes to table structures, data, stored procedures, and triggers can significantly enhance virtually any database design—without changing semantics. You’ll learn how to evolve database schemas in step with source code—and become far more effective in projects relying on iterative, agile methodologies.

This comprehensive guide and reference helps you overcome the practical obstacles to refactoring real-world databases by covering every fundamental concept underlying database refactoring. Using start-to-finish examples, the authors walk you through refactoring simple standalone database applications as well as sophisticated multi-application scenarios. You’ll master every task involved in refactoring database schemas, and discover best practices for deploying refactorings in even the most complex production environments.

The second half of this book systematically covers five major categories of database refactorings. You’ll learn how to use refactoring to enhance database structure, data quality, and referential integrity; and how to refactor both architectures and methods. This book provides an extensive set of examples built with Oracle and Java and easily adaptable for other languages, such as C#, C++, or VB.NET, and other databases, such as DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, and Sybase.

Using this book’s techniques and examples, you can reduce waste, rework, risk, and cost—and build database systems capable of evolving smoothly, far into the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321293534
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Series:
Addison-Wesley Signature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

1Evolutionary database development1
2Database refactoring13
3The process of database refactoring29
4Deploying into production49
5Database refactoring strategies59
6Structural refactorings69
7Data quality refactorings151
8Referential integrity refactorings203
9Architectural refactorings231
10Method refactorings277
11Transformations295
AppThe UML data modeling notation315

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