Relational Theory: Building on the Foundations
There’s a great deal more to relational theory than most people realize. Of course, the relational model, which that theory is built on, is essentially quite simple—you can learn it pretty well in an hour or two, maybe less—but it has amazing depths, and implications that are yet to be fully explored. This one of a kind seminar examines some of those depths and implications. To set the scene, it opens with a preliminary overview of what the relational model and relational DBMSs are really all about—and even that overview might provide a few surprises, if your knowledge of such matters derives only from SQL. It then goes on to build on that foundation, taking closer looks at a series of important topics, including type theory, updating, language design, constraints, database design, views and view updating, temporal data, and missing information.
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.
Top 5 reasons to take this course:
- Learn relational theory directly from the legend.
- Self-paced video training, so go at your own speed. You will have access to the course for six months starting from the date of purchase.
- 70+ topics spanning 10+ hours. Each topic is short (5-15 minute) to maximize learning and retention.
- Exercises and an assessment will reinforce learning, with a certificate for passing.
- Inexpensive and money-back guarantee.