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    looking for a good book on Database Design

    Hi,

    I've been browsing on amazon looking for a good on database design, but I can't really make up my mind on which book to get.

    I would welcome any recommendations.

    Thanks!

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    Well do you have any particular technologies in mind or even a difficulty level. this would help recommend a book

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    "Database Design for Mere Mortals"
    ...recognised as being one of the best general database design books around.

    Joe

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    jscully,

    That's the book I was leaning towards, I haven't ordered it yet though.


    glenplake,

    I read the articles on the internet about normalization and so on, but I would like to have a deeper understanding on how to properly design (larger) databases.

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    answer!

    have I got your answer, fundamentals of database design is the BEST book out there! for many reasons:
    1. it isn't leaning towards learning a software package, rather it teaches you the science of proper database design.
    2. it is recognized by leading universities as being a strong book (2 semester course).
    3. it will teach you normalization to BCNF and will teach you relational algebra in order to optimize your queries....
    4. towards the end it teaches you about oracle and sqlserver.

    enjoy!
    Best Database design book

    it is expensive, but trust me if you try to save money buying something cheap, you'll be disappointed and end up buying another book.

    dlg


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