ISBN-10:
0470385499
ISBN-13:
9780470385494
Pub. Date:
11/10/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
Beginning Database Design Solutions / Edition 1

Beginning Database Design Solutions / Edition 1

by Rod Stephens
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ISBN-13: 9780470385494
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Series: Wrox Programmer to Programmer Series
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 967,617
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Rod Stephens is a professional software developer who has built a wide variety of software and database applications in his 20-year career. He is the author of 18 books and more than 250 articles, and is a regular contributor to DevX.com (www.devx.com). Rod's clear, compelling writing makes it easy for less experienced readers to master new material. His current position as an adjunct instructor for ITT Technical institute has given him additional insight into the kinds of discussion, examples, and exercises that students find most helpful.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Databases and Database Design.

1. Golas of Effective Database Design.

2. Database Types.

3. Relational Database Fundamentals.

II. Database and Design Process Techniques.

4. Understanding User Needs.

5. Translating User Needs Into Data Models.

6. Extracting Business Rules.

7. Normalizing Data.

8. Designing Databases to Support Software Applications.

9. Common Design Patterns.

10. Common Design Pitfalls.

III. A Detailed Case Study.

11. User Needs and Requirements.

12. Building a Data Model.

13. Building a Relastional Model.

14. Extracting Business Rules.

15. Normalization and Refinement.

16. Microsoft Access.

17. MySQL.

IV. Advanced Topics.

18. Introdution to SQL.

19. Building Databases with SQL Scripts.

20. Databse Elements.

21. Database Security.

Appendix A. Exercise Solutions.

Appendix B. Sample Database Designs.

Appendix C. Glossary.

Index.

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Beginning Database Design Solutions (Wrox Programmer to Programmer Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Perdedor1030 More than 1 year ago
Most database books that I have seen focus on specific database management system software (SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle), SQL syntax, or ADO.NET. This book teaches you the steps to building a solid database, and it does not matter which database software you use. The underlying rules of creating databases are universal. You will, however, need to learn your database software and SQL syntax. I recommend getting familiar with your software and SQL, and then master the steps of building a solid, professional database using this book.