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From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networkedinformation management, databases permeate every nook and cranny ofour highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases havebecome so integral to the business environment that, nowadays,it’s next to impossible to stay competitive without theassistance of some sort of database technology—no matter whattype or size of business you run. But developing your own databasecan be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for asmall business or run a large e-commerce website, developing theright database system can be a major challenge. Which is where thisfriendly guide comes in.
From data modeling methods and development tools to Internetaccessibility and security, Database Development For Dummiesshows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about buildinga custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover howto:
- Model data accurately
- Design a reliable functional database
- Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget
- Build a user-friendly database application
- Put your database on the Web
In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with themost popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how tosystematically design and develop a system incorporating a databaseand one or more applications that operate on it. Important topicshe explores include:
- Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved
- Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life
- Using a structured approach to database development
- Creating an appropriate data model
- Developing a reliable relational design
- Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounterin designing a database and how to simplify them
- Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQLServer and other powerful database development tools
- Keeping your database secure
- Putting your database on the Internet
Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools makeit possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. GetDatabase Development For Dummies and discover what it takesto design, develop and implement a sophisticated database systemtailored to you and your company’s current and future datastorage and management needs.
About the Author
Allen G. Taylor is a 28-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 17 computer-related books, including SQL For Dummies. In addition to writing, he is a databaseconsultant and seminar leader in database design and application development. Allen lives withhis family on a small farm outside of Oregon City, Oregon.
Table of Contents
Introduction.About This Book.Who Should Read This Book?Foolish Assumptions.How This Book Is Organized.Part I: Basic Concepts.Part II: Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent?Part III: Database Design.Part IV: Implementing a Database.Part V: Implementing a Database Application.Part VI: Using Internet Technology with Database.Part VII: The Part of Tens.Conventions Used in This Book.Icons Used in This Book.Where to Go From Here.Part I: Basic Concepts.Chapter 1: Database Processing.Chapter 2: Database Development.Part II: Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent?Chapter 3: The Users' Model.Chapter 4: The Entity-Relationship Model.Chapter 5: The Semantic Object Model.Chapter 6: Determining What You Are Going to Do.Part III: Database Design.Chapter 7: The Relational Model.Chapter 8: Using an Entity-Relationship Model to Design aDatabase.Chapter 9: Using a Semantic Object Model to Design aDatabase.Part IV: Implementing a Database.Chapter 10: Using DBMS Tools to Implement a Database.Chapter 11: Addressing Bigger Problems with SQL Server 2000.Chapter 12: Using SQL to Implement a Database.Part V: Implementing a Database Application.Chapter 13: Using DBMS Tools to Implement a DatabaseApplication.Chapter 14: SQL and Database Applications.Part VI: Using Internet Technology with Database.Chapter 15: Database on Networks.Chapter 16: Database Security and Reliability.Chapter 17: Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a Database.Chapter 18: Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a DatabaseApplication.Glossary.Index.Book Registration Information.