|INSIDE RELATIONAL DATABASES with examples
Some promotional blurb from Springer (our publisher) says:
Inside Relational Databases
has been around in various editions since 1997, has been translated into three other
languages and has sold all over the world. It has helped thousands of
people to understand the relational model that underpins all modern
Inside Relational Databases has never been about how to
particular database engine (Access, SQL Server, MySQL, whatever).
Instead, it's about the underlying way in which relational databases
work. However it is very convenient if the book illustrates the
relational model using the reader's favorite product - such as
Access. So, for the new edition the authors are producing several versions of
the same book, each based on a different database engine. The
version shown here is based around Access (hence the title). There
will be different versions based around other engines coming soon.
You shouldn't buy this book if you are looking for a book about
how to use Access. You should buy this book if you have created
databases but they don't seem to work very well. Perhaps you:
- can't retrieve the information that you want.
- have to type in the same information over and over again.
- type in data and it appears to go missing.
- ask questions and get answers that you know are wrong.
- can use Access but you don't know exactly what to do with it.
- know that a relational database lets you create multiple tables
in the database but you are uncertain why this is to your advantage.
Or perhaps you hear words in connection with databases like:
- Redundant data
- Functional dependency
- Data dictionary
- Inner join
- ER modeling
- Data integrity
Inside Relational Databases not only explains
these terms and concepts but also puts them into the context of
designing a relational database so that you can understand what they
are and why they are important.
Dr Mark Whitehorn has gained an extensive understanding of relational
database theory and has an enthusiastic style of communication that
is ideally suited to shedding light on this complex topic. His popular
and long running database column in the UK’s Personal Computer
World has already made database theory accessible to thousands of
Bill Marklyn has an intimate knowledge of relational theory and
was the Development Manager who oversaw the entire design of the
first two major releases of Microsoft’s highly successful
Together they make a great team, illuminating a tricky subject
with substance and style.
Inside relational Databases
with examples in Access can be bought on-line from Amazon
(.co.uk or .com).
For the downloadable files that accompany Inside relational Databases
with examples in Access, please click here.
Educational resources to accompany Inside relational Databases
with examples in Access are also available to staff at