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Database development for dummies
Taylor, Allen G.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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QA76.9.D3 T39 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it?s next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology?no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in.

From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You?ll discover how to:

Model data accurately Design a reliable functional database Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget Build a user-friendly database application Put your database on the Web

In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include:

Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life Using a structured approach to database development Creating an appropriate data model Developing a reliable relational design Understanding the complexities you?re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools Keeping your database secure Putting your database on the Internet

Today?s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company?s current and future data storage and management needs.

Author Notes

Allen G. Taylor is a 28-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 17 computer-related books, including SQL For Dummies. In addition to writing, he is a databaseconsultant and seminar leader in database design and application development. Allen lives withhis family on a small farm outside of Oregon City, Oregon.

Table of Contents

About This Book
Who Should Read This Book? Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I Basic Concepts
Part II Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent?
Part III Database Design
Part IV Implementing a Database
Part V Implementing a Database Application
Part VI Using Internet Technology with Database
Part VII The Part of Tens
Conventions Used in This Book
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go From Here
Part I Basic Concepts
Chapter 1 Database Processing
Chapter 2 Database Development
Part II Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent?
Chapter 3 The Users' Model
Chapter 4 The Entity-Relationship Model
Chapter 5 The Semantic Object Model
Chapter 6 Determining What You Are Going to Do
Part III Database Design
Chapter 7 The Relational Model
Chapter 8 Using an Entity-Relationship Model to Design a Database
Chapter 9 Using a Semantic Object Model to Design a Database
Part IV Implementing a Database
Chapter 10 Using DBMS Tools to Implement a Database
Chapter 11 Addressing Bigger Problems with SQL Server 2000
Chapter 12 Using SQL to Implement a Database
Part V Implementing a Database Application
Chapter 13 Using DBMS Tools to Implement a Database Application
Chapter 14 SQL and Database Applications
Part VI Using Internet Technology with Database
Chapter 15 Database on Networks
Chapter 16 Database Security and Reliability
Chapter 17 Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a Database
Chapter 18 Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a Database Application
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