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Cover; click to enlarge The Database Book: Principles & Practice Using MySQL (2/E)
by Narain Gehani
ISBN 978-0-929306-45-2
392 pages, Paperback
$79.95 (US Dollars)
Author Bios: Gehani

Learn how to use and design databases, make them hum, sing, and dance, and understand what makes them tick. A database is like an appliance that users need to understand and use as experts but they do not need to understand how to build the appliance. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of database principles and practice. The author teaches databases without burdening the reader with theorems and internal algorithms and methods used to implement database systems. The author uses the open source database MySQL for examples.

  • Professors who want to teach students database concepts and practice so that they become proficient and knowledgeable users.
  • Database users, programmers, computer scientists, and students who want to understand database concepts and practice.
  • Libraries who want to provide their readers a database that teaches conceptual and practical details and is at the same time easy to read.


    • Databases
    • A Real Example
    • Relational Databases
    • Manipulating The Database
    • Database Design
    • SQL
    • Transactions
    • Constraints
    • Triggers
    • Objects
    • Indexes
    • Views
    • Spatial Databases
    • Security
    • Logs & Recovery
    • Replication
    • Tuning
    • Database APIs
    • Importing & Exporting Data
    • Bibliography
    • Glossary
    • Index

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