Database Design for Mere Mortals: 25th Anniversary Edition

Hernandez, Michael J.

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2020-12-16
  • 售價: $1,830
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,739
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 640
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0136788041
  • ISBN-13: 9780136788041
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The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design Michael J. Hernandez's best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals(R) has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he's made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals(R), 25th Anniversary, shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You'll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules. This edition has been updated to reflect the current landscape for databases and their prevalent uses in the world.



Coverage includes



  • Understanding database types, models, and design terminology
  • Discovering what good database design can do for you--and why bad design can make your life miserable
  • Setting objectives for your database, and transforming those objectives into real designs
  • Analyzing a current database so you can identify ways to improve it
  • Establishing table structures and relationships, assigning primary keys, setting field specifications, and setting up views
  • Ensuring the appropriate level of data integrity for each application
  • Identifying and establishing business rules


Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here.




Michael J. Hernandez is a man with many talents and has done quite a bit in his life, and he continues to do many things to keep him busy. You could say he's a modern-day Renaissance Man.

For instance, he has been an independent database consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, and has been a contributing author to a wide variety of magazine articles, white papers, books, and periodicals. Mike has also been a top-rated and noted technical instructor for two national training organizations, the government, the military, the private sector, and companies throughout the United States, and he has been a top-rated speaker and presenter at numerous national and international conferences. He also worked full-time at Microsoft for seven years as a program manager, product manager, and marketing manager in the Visual Studio Group.

Mike is mainly pursuing his artistic side at this point in his life. He is currently a professional actor (with more than seven years of experience as of this writing), performing in commercials for the likes of U.S. Bank, Allstate Insurance, and Subaru; in TV for shows such as Veep, American Crime, and Unbelievable; and feature films such as Ernesto's Manifesto, The Honor List, and Almost Home.