Chapter 5. Application Design

Application design is more than just writing efficient database requests in application programs: Every aspect of the way the program is coded affects the usability and effectiveness of the application. Of course, application design includes database concerns such as interfacing SQL with traditional programming languages and the type of SQL to use. However, each application program must be designed to ensure the integrity of the data it modifies. Additionally, performance has to be treated as a design issue.

At the forefront the DBA must promote the concept of application design based on thorough knowledge of the database. It is unacceptable to allow programmers to design ...

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