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Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design
by Michael Hernandez


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The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design Michael J. Hernandez's best-selling "Database Design for Mere Mortals(R)" has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he's made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices.
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Overview

The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design Michael J. Hernandez's best-selling "Database Design for Mere Mortals(R)" has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he's made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, "Database Design for Mere Mortals""(R)"," Third Edition, " shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You'll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules. Coverage includesUnderstanding database types, models, and design terminologyDiscovering what good database design can do for you--and why bad design can make your life miserableSetting objectives for your database, and transforming those objectives into real designsAnalyzing a current database so you can identify ways to improve itEstablishing table structures and relationships, assigning primary keys, setting field specifications, and setting up viewsEnsuring the appropriate level of data integrity for each applicationIdentifying and establishing business rules
Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780321884497
  • ISBN-10: 0321884493
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 672

Series: For Mere Mortals

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