How This Book Is Organized
Here's a brief overview of what you'll find in each part and each chapter.
This section provides an introduction to databases, the idea of database design, and some of the terminology you'll need to be familiar with in order to learn and understand the design process presented in this book.
Chapter 1, The Relational Database, provides a brief discussion of the types of databases you'll encounter, common database models, and a brief history of the relational database.
Chapter 2, Design Objectives, explores why you should be concerned with design, points out the objectives and advantages of good design, and provides a brief introduction to normalization and normal forms.