Chapter 2. Design Objectives

Everything factual is, in a sense, theory. The blue of the sky exhibits the basic laws of chromatics. There is no sense in looking for something behind phenomena; they are theory.

--GOETHE

Topics Covered in This Chapter

Why Should You Be Concerned with Database Design?

The Importance of Theory

The Advantage of Learning a Good Design Methodology

Objectives of Good Design

Benefits of Good Design

Database-Design Methods

Summary

Review Questions

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