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What makes this book different from others on database design? Many resources on design practice do little to explain the underlying theory, and books on design theory are aimed primarily at theoreticians. In this book, renowned expert Chris Date bridges the gap by introducing design theory in ways practitioners can understand—drawing on lessons learned over four decades of experience to demonstrate why proper database design is so critical in the first place.

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Average Rating: 2.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Usable. With better image data it would be 4/5!" - by Nicolas Forgerit on 17-FEB-2013
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This book does what its title says. It will get you behind the theory of Relational Databases. The author does a very good job at explaining the terms he uses and chooses appropriate examples. 3 Stars because the figures in this Safari-to-go book are useless! Given, there is better image data, i will give 4/5 stars where 5 would be the Knuth.
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