Six-Step Relational Database Design: A Non-Theoretical Approach to Relational Database Design and Development
This edition WILL BE DISCONTINUED December 1 2013. There is a Second Edition of this book out that contains a new chapter on implementation.
This book is dedicated to structuring and simplifying the database design process, outlining a simple but reliable six-step process for accurately modelling user data, leading to a sturdy and reliable relational database.
It starts with a statement of the problem by the client and goes through the six steps necessary to create a reliable and accurate data model of the client's business requirements.
Three case studies are used throughout the book to guide the user through the six steps, illustrating the six-step relational database design technique. At each stage the technique is explained, in detail, using the case studies as examples of how to implement the process for that stage of the technique.
This book should be used as a handbook for students and professionals in the software-development field. Students can use it as a technique for quickly developing relational databases for their applications, and professionals can use it as a technique for developing sturdy, reliable, and accurate relational database models for their software applications.