Database Design for Mere Mortals

Database Design for Mere Mortals
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Book Description
Sound database design can save hours of development time and ensure functionality and reliability. Database Design for Mere Mortals™, Second Edition, is a straightforward, platform-independent tutorial on the basic principles of relational database design. It provides a commonsense design methodology for developing databases that work.
Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez has expanded his best-selling first edition, maintaining its hands-on approach and accessibility while updating its coverage and including even more examples and illustrations.
This edition features a CD-ROM that includes diagrams of sample databases, as well as design guidelines, documentation forms, and examples of the database design process.
This book will give you the knowledge and tools you need to create efficient and effective relational databases.

Content

PART I: RELATIONAL DATABASE DESIGN
Chapter 1: The Relational Database
Chapter 2: Design Objectives
Chapter 3: Terminology

PART II: THE DESIGN PROCESS
Chapter 4: Conceptual Overview
Chapter 5: Starting the Process
Chapter 6: Analyzing the Current Database
Chapter 7: Establishing Table Structures
Chapter 8: Keys
Chapter 9: Field Specifications
Chapter 10: Table Relationships
Chapter 11: Business Rules
Chapter 12: Views
Chapter 13: Reviewing Data Integrity

PART III: OTHER DATABASE-DESIGN ISSUES
Chapter 14: Bad Design—What Not to Do
Chapter 15: Bending or Breaking the Rules

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