Gerald Post’s Database Management Systems takes an introductory approach to developing database applications; teaching students to evaluate a business situation and then build and design a database application. From systems design to distribution and integration of the system and everything in between, students will gain knowledge by getting a hands-on experience. The third edition has been revised to offer a more flexible way to deliver database management application. Post continues to have a textbook that covers the core theories and ideas of database management. Now, it offers two different workbooks depending on the software that the instructor utilizes. One workbook covers Oracle and the other workbook covers Access; thus allowing the instructor to pick the workbook that will be employed in the course and to go more ‘in-depth’ with either tool. The book can also be used as a standalone; thus having the professor chose what software will be utilized in teaching this course.
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All New Material on building a web front-end in Chapter 12.
Expanded coverage of Oracle and SQL Server, especially as related to building Forms and Reports in Chapter 6.
Expanded coverage in Data Queries and Advanced Queries of OLAP, data warehouses, and data mining (Chapters 4 and 5)
Two fully functional business databases, Sally's Pet Store and Rolling Thunder Bicycles, have been updated to Access 2000 and are tied to examples and exercises in the text. These are available on a free student CD or on the OLC.
Simplifies the teaching and understanding of database design (chapter 2) by describing and using UML (Unified Modeling Language) notation for data modeling and systems diagrams, instead of using traditional ERDs (entity-relationship diagrams) which have many different notations and techniques. UML is a newer notation standard that major software developers, like Microsoft and Oracle, have adopted.
Appendix of several cases that can be used as end-of-term projects for building database applications.
Visual Basic used to build web front end for application development illustrations.
FREE Student CD-ROM contains the Rolling Thunder and Pet Store sample databases.
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