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Fluent Entity Framework by Rebecca M. Riordan

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The database side

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Contrary to public opinion, relational databases aren’t called “relational” because the tables are related to one another. They’re called relational because the tables are the physical representation of a conceptual object called a RELATION. Or at least they should be. Unfortunately, just arranging some stuff in rows and columns like a spreadsheet doesn’t make it a relation. There are rules. Well, one rule, really, but it’s usually understood as a set of NORMAL FORMS: We’ll be exploring them in the next few pages, but here are the basic rules:

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Here’s an easy way to remember the rules for normal forms: ...

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