Database: Principles, Programming, and Performance, Second Edition
||Author: Patrick O'Neil, Elizabeth O'Neil|
List Price: $83.95
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Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (28 April, 2000)
Sales Rank: 238,332
Average Customer Rating: 3.14 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Poor writing but many various examples
- many examples
- examples for various databases (Oracle, DBQ, etc.)
- poorly written, wordy
- difficult to read
- gives examples for various databases, but each example does
not have a version for each database -> if you want to
learn on a specificat database, you will have holes in the
Overall: Poor book, would not recommend
Rating: 5 out of 5
Best database book for engineers
This was my first database book which i have read, and I can honestly say that it made me an expert. All other books which iI read after this one seemed useless and very boring and content-weak. It's a heave book, I do agree on that, and it has too many theoretical and mathematical models applied to designing a database, but those actually make you understand the subject even more. I don't recommend this book for an average computer scientist, it is not appropriate for such a level. But if you're on your way to an engineering degree, I'm sure you will find this book very appealing.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Database: Principles, Programming, Performance
This is one of the best books on the subject.
It gives a thorough and solid foundation on the databases.
It helped me quickly identify the weaknesses and strengths in all the leading DBMS products but above all, realized that 80% of all the experts out there in the field, don't know what they are doing.
However, if you have a short attention span, are intimidated by certain dry material and used to books like Databases in 24hrs, this book is not for you.
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