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Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you.
Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems—with the practical magic of databases.
In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication.
Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases.
(Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl—the arrogant prince or the humble servant.)
This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1: What is a Database?
Chapter 2: What is a Relational Database?
Chapter 3: Let's Design a Database
Chapter 4: Let's Use a Database - Basic Operation of SQL
Chapter 5: Let's Operate the Database
Chapter 6: Spread and Contribution of Databases
Appendix: Frequently Used SQL Statements
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have worked with databases for years, and this book explains it much clearer than any other book on the subject. It explains the division of data into non-redundant tables, primary keys, SQL, multi-user databases, database security, uses for databases, and distributed databases. The only thing missing is the GUI interface versions such as Access. The story is very cute, and keeps your attention. I did not want to put down the book until I finished it. And it is going to stay in my computer area as a reference. It is a great aid in showing others how to do databases.