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Now Available!

Database Design for Mere Mortals

25th Anniversary Edition

For 25 years, Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices.


Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals®, 25th Anniversary Edition, shows you how to design databases that are soundly-structured, reliable and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You’ll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules.

Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here! 


You can purchase or find further information about this book on the InformIT publisher site.

Michael J. Hernandez has been an independent database consultant with 25-plus years of technology industry experience; a contributing author to many magazine articles, white papers, books, and periodicals; and a top-rated technical instructor for national training organizations, the government, military, and private enterprise. He is now also a professional actor with credits in commercials (Allstate, Subaru); TV (Veep, American Crime, Unbelievable), and multiple feature films. 

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