While focus is on implementing designs in relational databases, the author does not forget those readers who will choose to implement their database in a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Asif rated it really liked it Dec 30, Maira rated it it was amazing Jan 25, The book also features an introduction for implementing the final design in a relational database. The author takes a step by step approach to understanding database design, starting out with a “BAD” model and showing how to improve it along the way.

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It highlights common mistakes in database design that can add unintended databwse and shows alternate ways of designing the same databases to allow the data freedom to grow.

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Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional

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Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional by Clare Churcher

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This book offers numerous examples to help you avoid the many pitfalls that entrap new and not-so-new database designers. She has a background in database design, and has taught programming, analysis and design of information systems, and database management at undergraduate level, as well as software engineering and scientific visualization at post graduate level.

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