Databases A Beginner's Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 31, 2009 - Computers - 408 pages
Essential Database Skills--Made Easy!

Learn standard database design and management techniques applicable to any type of database. Featuring clear examples using both Microsoft Access and Oracle, Databases: A Beginner's Guide begins by showing you how to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create and access database objects. Then, you'll discover how to implement logical design using normalization, transform the logical design into a physical database, and handle data and process modeling. You'll also get details on database security, online analytical processing (OLAP), connecting databases to applications, and integrating XML and object content into databases.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Self Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

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Firstly a caveat - I have not actually read this book. I am an experiences SQL designer and found this book in my local library. From flicking through it an a scan read it appears to cover all the major topics such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd normal form, indexing, security and administration in a comprehensive and accessible manner for those who are technically minded but inexperienced with databases. If you are - say - an accountant or business manager and need to understand how to get information into and out of your corporate systems then I would say that this book is a very good place to start. It is mainly focused on SQL standards but is not proprietry to MSSQL, MySql or mSQL 

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Its Really proves it's title
Thank you Andrew for your help to the guys who's mind is full of que. about database


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About the author (2009)

Andy Oppel has taught database technology for the University of California for more than 20 years. He is the author of Databases Demystified and SQL Demystified, and the co-author of SQL: A Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition.

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