Turning Text into Gold

Fifty Years of Relational, and Other Database Writings, by C. J. Date

Fifty years of relational. It’s hard to believe the relational model has been around now for over half a century! But it has…Read more…


Chris Date has a stature that is unique in the database industry.  He is best known for his textbook An Introduction to Database Systems (Addison-Wesley), which has sold some 900,000 copies at the time of writing.  He enjoys a reputation that is second to none for his ability to explain complex technical issues in a clear and understandable fashion.  He was inducted into the Computing Industry Hall of Fame in 2004.

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