First Course in Database Systems, A (2nd Edition) (GOAL Series)
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First Course in Database Systems, A (2nd Edition) (GOAL Series)

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Written by well-known computer scientists, this accessible and succinct introduction to database systems focuses on database design and use. Provides a more extensive treatment of query processing than other books on the market. The authors provide in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. It covers

Hardcover, 528 pages
Published October 12th 2001 by Prentice Hall (first published 1997)
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A pretty good reference when learning SQL. The book starts off with introductory information on database systems and the design concerns regarding relational databases. Then it starts going into SQL statements and how to use a database better. The flow of the chapters makes for an easy read.
Apr 19, 2011 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This book is ok in many ways. The topics seems relevant for a deeper understanding of relational database design (academic). It's easy to understand. On the downside: The book doesn't use UML but E/R (which is a downside in my opinion). And finally - the book is quite boring to read.
Stay away! Stay far away...
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