Many students taking an introductory database course need hands-on experience.
Typically, they are under pressure to finish quickly with a certificate or degree and get to work. They need to get actual practice in the process of designing and developing databases that they can apply in their future employment. They need to create tables, enter data, and run SQL queries.
This book is designed for them.
Hands-on Database: An Introduction to Database Design and Development focuses on the process of creating a database. It guides the students through the initial conception of the database. It covers gathering of requirements and business rules, the logical and physical design, and the testing of the database. It does this through a continuous narrative that follows a student, Sharon, as she designs and constructs a database to track the tutoring program at her school. It shows some of her missteps as well as her successes. Students get hands-on experience by doing practices and developing scenarios that parallel the narrative.
Hands-On Database uses a scenario-based approach that shows readers how to build a database by providing them with the context of a running case throughout each step of the process.