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Database Design and Relational Theory

Normal Forms and All That Jazz

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What makes this book different from others on database design? Many resources on design practice do little to explain the underlying theory, and books on design theory are aimed primarily at theoreticians. In this book, renowned expert Chris Date bridges the gap by introducing design theory in ways practitioners can understand—drawing on lessons learned over four decades of experience to demonstrate why proper database design is so critical in the first place.


On Feb 2 Dale Betts wrote: A good read for anyone into DB design
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On Jul 3 Jeffery Rine wrote: Correct Data Starts with Sound Design
Database Design and Relational Theory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz is about the logical design of a database as it relates to the relational data model. It’s about the theory of the relational model and the accompanying algebra. Full Review  >

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On Jun 24 Surachart Opun wrote: Excellent book!
For me, This book is useful for Database Design, Relation Theory. It has a lot of exercises, that helps you understand more. But I hope Author will explain more each theory. I believe you can use this book for Database Class in the University and learning on your own. Full Review  >

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On Jun 11 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lots of concepts and terminology
Database design is filled with lots of concepts and terminology, it can be a really boring subject. But with a author so respected, it's a interesting read for database designers. Full Review  >

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