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Database Systems: The Complete Book

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Database Systems: The Complete Book" is ideal for Database Systems and Database Design and Application courses offered at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science departments. A basic understanding of algebraic expressions and laws, logic, basic data structure, OOP concepts, and programming environments is implied.
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Hardcover, 1203 pages
Published June 15th 2008 by Pearson Prentice Hall (first published 1999)
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Emil
Jan 29, 2010 Emil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read all kinds of negative reviews about this book.
Most of them refer to it as boring; poorly written; too teoretical, so
I was skeptical about reading the book, but I had to as it is the book used in my university course in database systems.

The way I see it here are the strong and weak sides of the book.
(I've only read it half through).

Strong sides:
1) The best thing in the book is that the information in structured in small sections and it is easy to find information on a certain subject. (
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Jeffrey Milloy
databases are boring. that's a huge reason the book got few stars from me, so keep that in mind. in its favor are a few key features. it certainly is complete. the theoretical aspects of database design, sql and the practice of implementing a database schema, concurrency control, and the more general task of large information management - all of these are included and more. and in fact, the chapters and sections are divided into adequately (although maybe overly) small bite size pieces made for ...more
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Aug 19, 2014 Samantha rated it really liked it
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I found this book the most helpful when reading it and then looking over the Stanford videos that one of the authors did online. The videos make the book clearer.
Timothy Culp
Jul 09, 2013 Timothy Culp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After reading this book, I never want to ever see boyce codd normal form again. But important concepts, even today.
Scott
Jul 29, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Using this book for a Graduate software engineering class.
Jeff Jia
Jun 17, 2013 Jeff Jia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good reference book for database.
Jessica
Aug 14, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It made more sense than the professor.
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