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Database Systems

A Pragmatic Approach

Authors: Foster, Elvis, Godbole, Shripad

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  • Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the theory and practice of database systems as they are used in corporate software development.

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Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach is a classroom textbook for use by students who are learning about relational databases, and the professors who teach them. It discusses the database as an essential component of a software system, as well as a valuable, mission critical corporate resource. The book is based on lecture notes that have been tested and proven over several years, with outstanding results. It also exemplifies mastery of the technique of combining and balancing theory with practice, to give students their best chance at success. Upholding his aim for brevity, comprehensive coverage, and relevance, author Elvis C. Foster's practical and methodical discussion style gets straight to the salient issues, and avoids unnecessary fluff as well as an overkill of theoretical calculations.

The book discusses concepts, principles, design, implementation, and management issues of databases. Each chapter is organized systematically into brief, reader-friendly sections, with itemization of the important points to be remembered. It adopts a methodical and pragmatic approach to solving database systems problems. Diagrams and illustrations also sum up the salient points to enhance learning. Additionally, the book includes a number of Foster's original methodologies that add clarity and creativity to the database modeling and design experience while making a novel contribution to the discipline. Everything combines to make Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach an excellent textbook for students, and an excellent resource on theory for the practitioner.

About the authors

Elvis C. Foster is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Keene State College, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS.) in Computer Science and Electronics, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science (specializing in strategic information systems and database systems) from University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica. Dr. Foster has over 22 years of combined experience as a software engineer, information technology executive and consultant, and computer science educator.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0877-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $64.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0878-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Database Systems
Book Subtitle
A Pragmatic Approach
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Elvis Foster and Shripad Godbole
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0877-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0877-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0878-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 556
Number of Illustrations
500 b/w illustrations
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