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When Michael J. Hernandez needed a database design book to teach mere mortals like himself, there were none.
So he began a personal quest to learn enough to write one. And he did. Get A Copy. Paperback , Second Edition , pages. Published March 3rd by Addison Wesley first published December 19th More Details Original Title. For Mere Mortals 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday. This truly excellent introduction to relational database design will work for both novices and advanced designers because the book does not tie itself to any particular database implementation Note: Only Active students will be displayed below. Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views.
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“This book takes the somewhat daunting process of database design and breaks it into completely manageable and understandable components. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Michael J. Hernandez, a relational database developer Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition. by.
Sort order. I'll have to say, I'd have to think long and hard before I would embark on designing a database. It's so much easier to just work with what you have and hassle a DBA to fix it for you. This book does give you a very clear, factual way to go about the process of designing a database.
Good table design makes for a good database! Apr 03, Tommy Estlund rated it it was amazing. If you're interested in database design If you're not? Well, you're probably safe not reading it. May 07, Libby rated it liked it Shelves: tech. I'm also peeved that of all the fake characters I've read about, the only two females were 1 a nagging wife, and 2 an assistant named Kendra.
None of the business owners, management team, database developers, etc. The upside is that it was written in and so contains some beautiful passages like: p. Original Spring : I don't know where this went! I bought it in the first week of January and put it down and now it's not anywhere. Jul 25, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: business-intelligence. Although this took me longer to get through than I anticipated other things kept intervening , I'm glad I stuck with it.
Although I've had a bit of formal training on databases in various classes and "webinars," most of my knowledge is from accumulated experience, and therefore not always terribly well-structured. The writing is clear and concise, and well-provided Although this took me longer to get through than I anticipated other things kept intervening , I'm glad I stuck with it.
The writing is clear and concise, and well-provided with practical examples. I will be looking for ways to implement some of the insights I gained from reading it Although I may not ever have a real chance to design a database from the ground up that's not really my job , I have a much more complete appreciation of what's involved and what ought to be involved.
Mar 25, Louis rated it liked it Shelves: computer.
This was very good as a hands on book. I used it for teaching.
Several of the students said they liked it because it was more hands on. I felt that it was a bit light on the theory.
But it probably gets paired very well with books that are deeper in the how and why because Hernandez does a good job of explaining concepts in english. Also, there were some sections like diagramming that I felt that Hernandez was much better then alternatives, because instead of using the full set of UML, he uses This was very good as a hands on book. Also, there were some sections like diagramming that I felt that Hernandez was much better then alternatives, because instead of using the full set of UML, he uses a subset that makes sense for what he needs.
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