Chapter 15. Understanding the Database Design Process
In this chapter, you learn the reasoning behind designing a relational database. After this concept-focused chapter, you jump headlong into learning the basic MySQL commands in preparation for integrating MySQL in your own applications.
The Importance of Good Database Design
A good database design is crucial for a high-performance application, just as an aerodynamic body is important to a race car. If a car does not have smooth lines, it produces drag and goes slower. Without optimized relationships, ...