October 01, 2003
Database Design for Mere Mortals (book)Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design
This book is only ostensibly about database design, at least with respect to the more technical aspects of that process. It is primarily about how to accurately and efficiently provide what an organization needs, especially if they don't really know what they want either. That wasn't really what I was looking for, so I found myself skipping chapters. There is some good content in the book, but there is also a lot of repeated content. I could pick that out even though I only read I'd say 40% of the book while skipping over the less technical fluff.
While not what I was looking for, I can imagine this being useful to a booksmart technical person who has problems dealing with co-workers and end-users. So know what you're buying if you go for this book, which I obviously didn't.Posted by yargevad at October 1, 2003 03:44 PM