Database design and development a visual approach
Database Design and Development: A Visual Approach by Raymond FrostWhile chapters 1-5 did a good job of introducing the reader to the concept of database modeling and design the remaining 8 chapters were too tightly coupled to specific implementations. This is a book Id suggest to a junior whos comfortable enough with whatever aspect of programming is their focus but they want to learn about relational databases too. Anyone other than that isnt going to get a whole lot of value out of this book outside of the core first five chapters.
At the end of the day if youre junior and see this at a used book store a few bucks its a decent buy. Just note that chapters 1-5 are the meat, and choose either chapters 6-7 or 10-11 to learn the application. Normally Id say read a textbook cover-to-cover but chapters 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11 are so redundant you might as well skip 2 of those sets unless youre really struggling with relational DBs and/or SQL. Then find another book on data modeling if youre hooked and want to go deeper.
Database design and development : a visual approach
Aims to balance database theory, business problem solving, and hands-on-practice. This text is useful for database courses, where you want students to learn how to design rather than just manipulate relational databases. Read more HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.
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