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®, Third 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 consultant and veteran relational database developer with more than twenty-five years of experience. He has been a top-rated technical trainer for the government, the military and the private sector throughout the United States. Mike has also been a nationally and internationally noted technical speaker, speaking at conferences such as TechEd, Tech Ready, the Office Developers Conference and VS Live, in cities such as New York, Chicago, London, and Zurich.

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