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Beginning Database Design Solutions by Rod Stephens (2008, Paperback)
He is the author of 18 books and more than articles, and is a regular contributor to DevX. 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. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads.
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Why not share! Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. From the Back Cover Beginning Database Design Solutions Databases play a critical role in the business operations of most organizations; they're the central repository for critical information on products, customers, suppliers, sales, and a host of other essential information.
What you will learn from this book How to identify database requirements that meet users' needs Ways to build data models using a variety of modeling techniques, including entity-relational models, user-interface models, and semantic object models Tips for understanding the different types of databases, including relational databases, flat files, spreadsheets, XML and object databases How to refine and tune the design to improve database performance Techniques for understanding the relationship between good application design and database design Methods for designing flexible and robust databases that can adapt to business change and growth Ways to design for ease of maintenance and support How to avoid common database design mistakes Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in learning to design, build, analyze, and understand databases.
About the Author Rod Stephens is a professional software developer who has built a wide variety of software and database applications in his year career. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. June 21, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is a book to love. Stephens seems to be an enthusiastic mathematics and computer science scholar, and his enthusiasm is contageious. I feel I want and need to understand the theoretical foundations, the mathematics of database design, and this book delivers.
How much you like it will partly depend on what you like and need. It doesn't tell you how to use software, that's a different subject.
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However, understanding how to do planning and designing, to manage the general process of implementation, such as interaction from the user, are just as important as the technical skill of software use. That is, knowing all the ways to make Access work is only a waste of time if you are not doing the design which is most appropriate for the user needs, and which gives the project a bright future for future development.
Instead ot brilliantly painting yourselft into a corner and having to tell your boss you made a wrong turn a year ago, and now, have to discard a year's work and start over. It's pretty deep, pretty "technical", and i would call it a math book, or computer science book, for me, very interesting and helpful. The author is very experienced at building databases, is involved with forums, and give his contact information.
December 21, - Published on Amazon. As far as reading and using introductory database design books, this has not been the first book I've used for self-study. This isn't my first time at the rodeo. I like this book.
My approach to learning about database design has been to read books from various authors and then try to combine the best from everyone. From that viewpoint, the author has been helpful to me. It is as if he had me in mind when he wrote this title. That is to say, he writes about database design as if 6 blind people were holding on to different parts of an elephant and trying to describe it to you. Each person has a different perspective. Then everybody switches places and they repeat. Eventually, everbody gets a more comprehensive idea of what an elephant really is.
Stephens goes step-by-step explaining a particularly complex topic you know, set theory, predicate logic, etc, blah, blah Then he turns it around and adds a little more detail here and there. By the time you get to the "Advanced Topics" you have a pretty good idea of what the 'elephant' really is. I'll tell you what though. I might just read the book again. March 16, - Published on Amazon. The kindle version of this book is not a version of a book, any book.
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It is like you copied and pasted only the text and pasted it on a small piece of paper with room for only words. There are no graphics or tables in this kindle version. I really wish there was a way to get your money back for crap like this. May 14, - Published on Amazon. I'm giving a review after reading through the whole book. This is undoubtedly one of the best books about database design. The author explains the concepts clearly and in detail.
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He usually relates the concepts that he is conveying with his vast experience. And not to mention the good sense of humour that the author is having, which makes learning more fun : The more I read the book, the more I discover precious gems hidden in it. Lastly, the author has a lot of passion about database and programming. He replies e-mails and would try his best to help.