Introduction. About This Book. Who Should Read This Book? Foolish Assumptions. How This Book Is Organized. Part I: Basic Concepts. Part II: Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent? Part III: Database Design. Part IV: Implementing a Database. Part V: Implementing a Database Application. Part VI: Using Internet Technology with Database. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Conventions Used in This Book. Icons Used in This Book. Where to Go From Here. Part I: Basic Concepts. Chapter 1: Database Processing. Chapter 2: Database Development. Part II: Data Modeling: What Should the Database Represent? Chapter 3: The Users' Model. Chapter 4: The Entity-Relationship Model. Chapter 5: The Semantic Object Model. Chapter 6: Determining What You Are Going to Do. Part III: Database Design. Chapter 7: The Relational Model. Chapter 8: Using an Entity-Relationship Model to Design a Database. Chapter 9: Using a Semantic Object Model to Design a Database. Part IV: Implementing a Database. Chapter 10: Using DBMS Tools to Implement a Database. Chapter 11: Addressing Bigger Problems with SQL Server 2000. Chapter 12: Using SQL to Implement a Database. Part V: Implementing a Database Application. Chapter 13: Using DBMS Tools to Implement a Database Application. Chapter 14: SQL and Database Applications. Part VI: Using Internet Technology with Database. Chapter 15: Database on Networks. Chapter 16: Database Security and Reliability. Chapter 17: Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a Database. Chapter 18: Ten Rules to Remember When Creating a Database Application. Glossary. Index. Book Registration Information.
Allen G. Taylor is a 28-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 17 computer-related books, including SQL For Dummies. In addition to writing, he is a databaseconsultant and seminar leader in database design and application development. Allen lives withhis family on a small farm outside of Oregon City, Oregon.