Database Management Systems
||Author: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (14 August, 2002)
Average Customer Rating: 3.07 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Put in your Don't Buy List
This is the worst text book that I have ever used. The author seems to have no experience of writing text book. The concepts are not explained in the clear/easy understandable way. After reading some of the topics, I did not feel help rather confused. I am really disppointed. I will not recommend this book to any one since it is a big waste of money:-(!
Rating: 1 out of 5
Can't be worse
This is by far the worst textbook I've ever had. The language is ambiguous, uninteresting and full of typos. From time to time this book makes me doubt my ability of reading English. By the way I am a "straight A" student. I wish I didn't have to read it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I just stumbled across this on Amazon. Thinking back to my undergrad days - I used a earlier edition (1998-9) of this book. It was a ABSOLUTELY great book. Even when I took a graduate level class in Database systems, I saw myself flipping back to this book very often.
I am definitely going to buy this edition, as I lost my old copy. It will serve as a good reference book even as you prepare for interviews or actually use databases in your job. Key definitions and concepts are well explained. I recommend marking them, so that it is easy to refer back as you see yourself getting rusty with them, over the years.
Absolutely the highest recommended database book!
The only gotcha on this book is the price. I wish it was 20-30 bucks cheaper :(.. regardless it is well worth the high sticker price.
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