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Hoffer: Modern Database Manageme _12
Provide the latest information in database development Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, " Modern Database Management "presents sound pedagogy, and topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. The Twelfth Edition further facilitates learning with illustrations that cl ...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published July 23rd 2015 by Pearson
(first published January 1st 1994)
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This is defiantly not a book for someone who is just being introduced into the database management world. Unless of course there is an instructor who will review and break down the book in a classroom setting. While the book discussed simple and relevant terms, when describing real world application, it got a little confusing. The figures and diagrams were not really helpful unless you knew what you were already looking at. Which case that is why I recommend this book, not to the novice student ...more
Had to read this for my minor. With not too much database management experience, this book was a little rough. If you have database management and design experience, I think this book would be nice to read, but man, it was a bit intense.
Jan 29, 2013 Anna Janelle rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Recommends it for: MSLS Students
My rating of the book most likely has more to do with the class and not the writing of the text - be that fair or not, it has influenced my rating of the text. I just finished the class (which was very introductory - and, as such, unfulfilling). The course was just a bit too easy - which did not match the detail of the text. Because the tests were so easy (see also: taken directly from the text, almost word-for-word), I ended up skimming the last few chapters ... simply because I could and still ...more
I had to use this book for my Database Management for Library Professional's class. It was helpful and I learned from it, but it turns out not to be a huge area of interest for me. I didn't read it cover to cover, either. But I did read a good portion of it and I can see why my professor picked this for the class. It has a lot of useful information and gave more examples than you'd ever need. ...more
It is a good book, but I felt like it is a little bit not easy to read, I think there is two reasons for that: one of them, because English is not my native language, and second reason because of the size of the page is large and contains many words connected to each other. I think it deserves 3 to 31/2 stars.
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