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edward.mattison@scbhn.org
07-26-2007, 01:23 PM
I am now wishing I understood database theory and practice a little more apart from the specifics of Alpha 5. (V8 really does seem good.) I remember several posts that reccomended a particular booki. As I recall the first half was on this subject and the second was about Access. But maybe there is a new book I should read. Suggestions? Thanks Ed

davej
07-26-2007, 05:51 PM
Edward,

New book? No. However, there is a book (could be many more) that you absolutely must read if you want to get a solid understanding of database concept, theory and design - Database Design for Mere Mortals(R): A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (2nd Edition) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201752840/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=131369-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0201752840&adid=1DF9PJ2J3N663MBRZP6N&), by Michael J Hernandez. Cost is $49.99USD and is well worth the investment. Notice that I said 'investment' rather than 'cost' because you will get much more than the $49.99 in knowledge from the book.

Dave

Esio Trot
07-27-2007, 09:08 AM
Edward,

New book? No. However, there is a book (could be many more) that you absolutely must read if you want to get a solid understanding of database concept, theory and design - Database Design for Mere Mortals(R): A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (2nd Edition) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201752840/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=131369-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0201752840&adid=1DF9PJ2J3N663MBRZP6N&), by Michael J Hernandez. Cost is $49.99USD and is well worth the investment. Notice that I said 'investment' rather than 'cost' because you will get much more than the $49.99 in knowledge from the book.

Dave

As usual in the UK, booksellers like many retailers (including Microsoft - particularly Vista) just change the $ sign to £, despite now getting 2 dollars to the pound.

Done a bit of searching, and managed to find a reasonable deal. From your recommendation, Dave, I have ordered it from PCWorld for just over £30 inc postage (1 to 2 days delivery).

Still being very much a novice, I look forward to getting it.

gerald distill
04-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Database Design for Mere Mortals (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201752840/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=131369-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0201752840&adid=1DF9PJ2J3N663MBRZP6N&),,

new to database and alpha5 and have just been reading through these threads (last few hours and very impressed by q&a and the generious help offered by everyone) and i downloaded the above in pdf format from a link in these forums but not sure from which topic and i suppose there is a search facility somewhere..........

netgeorger
04-09-2008, 06:24 AM
Yes Database for Mere mortals (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201752840/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=131369-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0201752840&adid=1DF9PJ2J3N663MBRZP6N&) is an essential book. To get started in Alpha try Susan Bushes Alpha 5 made easy pdf. Aslo have a look at http://www.tomjewett.com/dbdesign/dbdesign.php this is less winded than Mere mortals free and anyway helped me a lot .

MoGrace
04-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Yes Database for Mere mortals is an essential book. To get started in Alpha try Susan Bushes Alpha 5 made easy pdf. Aslo have a look at http://www.tomjewett.com/dbdesign/dbdesign.php this is less winded than Mere mortals free and anyway helped me a lot .
I just picked up a copy of ..Mere Mortals (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201752840/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=131369-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0201752840&adid=1DF9PJ2J3N663MBRZP6N&) for $10 at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F&tag=131369-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957). But of course free is always good!