A First Course in Database Systems
This text covers the material most useful to the majority of database students: databases from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. The authors cover the latest database standards SQL2, SQL3, and ODMG's ODL/OQL as well as the traditional Entity/Relationship approach to design.
Paperback, 470 pages
Published May 7th 1997 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.
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