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This book shows you what a real relational product would be like, and how and why it would be so much better than what’s currently available. Most books try to use SQL as a vehicle for teaching relational theory, but this book deliberately takes the opposite approach. Its primary aim is to teach relational theory as such. Then it uses that theory as a vehicle for teaching SQL, showing in particular how that theory can help with the practical problem of using SQL correctly and productively.


On Aug 25 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Comprehensive and gentle introduction to relational model
I remember reading another book from C.J Date some time ago: SQL and Relational Theory. At that time I was simply put off by the content as I thought it was no use from the pratical point of view. This time, I would write different review, and this is due to reading Relational Theory for Computer Professionals. For the details, read on. Full Review  >

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On Jul 24 Marc Zucker wrote:
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On Jul 5 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote: Good introduction to the relational model
I always think that when title, description and the book itself matches it is worth praising, and this book is worth praising in this area. Full Review  >

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On Jun 12 Surachart Opun wrote: Start with What Relational Databases is?
A good book for some people who are interested in Relational Database, and who want to know what exactly Relational Database is all about. Anyway, readers should have a basic about relational database. If You don't have... you should read other books from C.J. Date before. Why I said like that, I think this book not easy to read if you don't have basic and no idea about relational database. By the way, you might read "Free Sampler" before. In a book, after you finished for reading each chapter you can see exercise to help you to improve your understanding, that's very cool anyway. This book is useful to use in college, but I think that should be advance course because it need basic about relational database and sql. Full Review  >

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