Author: Michael Mannino
Mannino provides with a foundation to understand database technology supporting enterprise computing needs. The text is ideal for new students of database management, who need to understand the fundamental concepts of database management and the relational data model, followed by a mastery of skills in database design and database application development. This textbook provides tools to help students understand relational databases and acquire skills to solve basic and advanced problems in query formulation, data modeling, normalization, application data requirements, and customization of database applications.
The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures
Author: Craig S. Mullins
Category: Business & Economics
Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.
Author: Art Gittleman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, Computing with C# and the .NET Framework, Second Edition carefully introduces object-oriented and event-driven programming with numerous examples, so students can grasp these difficult concepts and then apply them. Appropriate for the two-term CS1 and introductory C# programming courses, this text takes a spiral approach to teach objects, starting with simple intuitive examples, then simple class design, and progresses to the more difficult aspects of inheritance and polymorphism. Similarly with events, the spiral approach is used to introduce simple paint event first, proceeding to user interfaces and event handlers. The many and varied types of exercises provide students with the practice they need to fully comprehend this popular programming language. The basics are covered including fundamentals of C#, concepts of object-oriented and event-driven programming, as well as more advanced topics, including data structures, threads, networking, database access, XML, and Web programming. Computing with C# and the .NET Framework, Second Edition is the comprehensive one-volume reference for modern C#-based .NET technology! New and Key Features of the Second Edition: -Includes the new and relevant features of the C# language through version 4 -Chapter 12 has been rewritten to use generic collections -A new section has been added to introduce Language Integrated Query (LINQ) -Includes named and optional method arguments, anonymous functions, implicity typed local variables, and object and collection initialization -Contains a new appendix that provides examples showing how to use Visual Studio or Visual C# Express -Provides numerous and varied exercises to allow the student to assimilate concepts and techniques Instructor Resources: -PowerPoint Lecture Outlines -Solutions to the odd-numbered Programming Exercises -Chapter Tests -Source code for all examples in the text
How the Information Tidal Wave Is Driving New Business Opportunities
Author: Christopher Surdak
Category: Business & Economics
The Internet used to be a tool for telling your customers about your business. Now its real value lies in what it tells you about them. Every move your customers make online can be tracked, catalogued, and analyzed to better understand their preferences and predict their future behavior. And with mobile technology like smartphones, customers are online almost every second of every day. The companies that succeed going forward will be those that learn to leverage this torrent of information-without being drowned by it. Balancing examples from giants like Amazon, Home Depot, and Ford with newer players like Rovio, Groupon, and scores of niche-market winners, Data Crush examines the forces behind the explosive growth in data and reveals how the most innovative companies are responding to this challenge. The book clarifies the key drivers: the proliferation of "big data" generated by a never-ending range of online activities (and the mobility that enables much of it); the seemingly infinite array of digital commerce and entertainment pathways; and the rising growth of Cloud computing. These and other factors combine to create an overwhelming universe of valuable information-all constantly updated in real time with billions of mouse clicks each day. It's daunting, but with this onslaught of information comes tremendous opportunity-and Data Crush will help you make sense of it all.
A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management
Author: Thomas Connolly,Carolyn Begg
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Database Systems is ideal for a one- or two-term course in database management or database design in an undergraduate or graduate level course. With its comprehensive coverage, this book can also be used as a reference for IT professionals. This best-selling text introduces the theory behind databases in a concise yet comprehensive manner, providing database design methodology that can be used by both technical and non-technical readers. The methodology for relational Database Management Systems is presented in simple, step-by-step instructions in conjunction with a realistic worked example using three explicit phases—conceptual, logical, and physical database design. ¿ Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It provides: Database Design Methodology that can be Used by Both Technical and Non-technical Readers A Comprehensive Introduction to the Theory behind Databases A Clear Presentation that Supports Learning
Author: Ramez Elmasri,Shamkant B. Navathe
For database systems courses in Computer Science This book introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using, and implementing database systems and database applications. Our presentation stresses the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and models provided by the database management systems, and database system implementation techniques. The book is meant to be used as a textbook for a one- or two-semester course in database systems at the junior, senior, or graduate level, and as a reference book. The goal is to provide an in-depth and up-to-date presentation of the most important aspects of database systems and applications, and related technologies. It is assumed that readers are familiar with elementary programming and data-structuring concepts and that they have had some exposure to the basics of computer organization.
The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Author: Martin Kleppmann
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep
Author: George Baklarz,Paul C. Zikopoulos
Publisher: IBM Press
DB2® 9 builds on the world's number one enterprise database to simplify the delivery of information as a service, accelerate development, and dramatically improve operational efficiency, security, and resiliency. Now, this new edition offers complete, start-to-finish coverage of DB2 9 administration and development for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® platforms, as well as authoritative preparation for the latest IBM DB2 certification exam. Written for both DBAs and developers, this definitive reference and self-study guide covers all aspects of deploying and managing DB2 9, including DB2 database design and development; day-to-day administration and backup; deployment of networked, Internet-centered, and SOA-based applications; migration; and much more. You'll also find an unparalleled collection of expert tips for optimizing performance, availability, and value. Coverage includes: Important security and resiliency enhancements, including advanced access control; fine-grained, label-based security; and the new security administrator role Breakthrough pureXML™ features that make it easier to succeed with service-oriented architecture Operational improvements that enhance DBA efficiency--including self-tuning memory allocation, automated storage management, and storage optimization Table-partitioning features that improve scalability and manageability Powerful improvements for more agile and rapid development, including the new Eclipse-based Developer Workbench and simple SQL or XQuery access to all data Whatever your role in working with DB2 or preparing for certification, DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Sixth Edition is the one book you can't afford to be without. Download Complete DB2 V9 Trial Version Visit ibm.com/db2/9/download.html to download a complete trial version of DB2, which enables you to try out dozens of the most powerful features of DB2 for yourself: everything from pureXML support to automated administration and optimization. Straight from IBM, the ultimate guide to running DB2 9 and preparing for the latest IBM DB2 certification exam! Covers powerful DB2 9 enhancements ranging from automated management to improved compression Covers the full spectrum of DBA responsibilities, including server management, data placement, XML concepts, activity analysis, high availability, and security Presents expert tips and best practices from the DB2 customer support organization
Author: Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Learn in easy stages how to rapidly build leading-edge web applications from scratch. About This Book Develop powerful web applications rapidly with WordPress Explore the significant features and improvements introduced in WordPress 4.7 by learning the numerous tips and techniques in this book. Unleash the power of REST API endpoints to make your interaction with websites new and innovative. Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at WordPress developers and designers who want to develop quality web applications within a limited time frame and maximize their profits. A prior knowledge of basic web development and design is assumed. What You Will Learn Develop extendable plugins with the use of WordPress features in core modules Develop pluggable modules to extend the core features of WordPress as independent modules Manage permissions for a wide range of content types in web applications based on different user types Follow WordPress coding standards to develop reusable and maintainable code Build and customize themes beyond conventional web layouts Explore the power of core database tables and understand the limitations when designing database tables for large applications Integrate open source modules into WordPress applications to keep up with the latest open source technologies Customize the WordPress admin section and themes to create the look and feel of a typical web application In Detail WordPress is one of the most rapidly expanding markets on the Web. Learning how to build complex and scalable web applications will give you the ability and knowledge to step into the future of WordPress. WordPress 4.7 introduces some exciting new improvements and several bug fixes, which further improve the entire development process.This book is a practical, scenario-based guide to expanding the power of the WordPress core modules to develop modular and maintainable real-world applications from scratch. This book consistently emphasizes adapting WordPress features into web applications. It will walk you through the advanced usages of existing features such as access controlling; database handling; custom post types; pluggable plugins; content restrictions; routing; translation; caching; and many more, while you build the backend of a forum management application. This book begins by explaining how to plan the development of a web application using WordPress' core features. Once the core features are explained, you will learn how to build an application by extending them through custom plugin development. Finally, you will explore advanced non-functional features and application integration. After reading this book, you will have the ability to develop powerful web applications rapidly within limited time frames. Style and approach An extensive, practical guide that explains how to adapt WordPress features, both conventional and trending, for web applications.
An Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques
Author: Wilbert O. Galitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Bringing together the results of more than 300 new design studies, an understanding of people, knowledge of hardware and software capabilities, and the author’s practical experience gained from 45 years of work with display-based systems, this book addresses interface and screen design from the user’s perspective. You will learn how to create an effective design methodology, design and organize screens and Web pages that encourage efficient comprehension and execution, and create screen icons and graphics that make displays easier and more comfortable to use.
Author: David Hamme
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY AND GROWTH WITH A PROCESS FOCUSED ENTERPRISE You can execute a world-class business improvement plan, but if its effects don't reach the customer--is it really of value? In this groundbreaking book, business innovation expert David Hamme reveals a powerful and proven method for connecting your company’s valuecreation processes to customer-desired products--forging a direct link between strategic intentions and everyday business activities. The goal is to systematize innovation in your company--and Customer Focused Process Innovation takes you step-by-step through the details to accomplish this goal. With Hamme as your guide, you'll transform your organization into a Process Focused Enterprise--one in which organizational silos, command-andcontrol management, guesswork, and information inadequacies cease to exist--and where intuitive, simplified, fact-based, customer-connected, efficient approaches are the rule, not the exception. Customer Focused Process Innovation shows you how to: Assess your current operational capabilities by visually depicting work streams and building a conceptual blueprint from your core value chain to the end consumer Drive customer-focused improvements by building rich feedback loops from the front lines and by actively managing the customer's processes Implement a powerful new system that embeds process management practices to ensure every process delivers the greatest financial benefit “When designed, managed, and utilized correctly, business processes are the foundational framework for innovation,” Hamme writes. You don't have to hope that innovation will just happen. You now have the knowledge, insight, and tools to drive it. With Customer Focused Process Innovation you have everything you need to revamp your processes to innovate, grow, and outpace the competition. PRAISE FOR CUSTOMER FOCUSED PROCESS INNOVATION: "Hamme's approach is not a pie-in-the-sky set of big ideas, but rather an expertly woven and intuitively practical framework of concepts and tools that bridge the gap between visions and strategies." -- Steve Jegier, Head of Strategy, Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement, Wells Fargo "Hamme's emphasis on using a process focus and initiative management to drive long-term, real improvement to an organization is spot on. It's the only way to really bring about the adaptation needed to survive." -- Richard Maltsbarger, Business Development Executive, Lowe's Companies, Inc. "Finally a business book that not only provides great thought-provoking insight into how a business operates, but also gives the step-by-step instructions to create a blueprint that everyone in the organization can follow to take the guesswork out of execution." -- Don Smith, VP of Marketing, Family Dollar Stores "Having a 'great idea' is easy--driving it to execution is the hard part. We all talk about it, and now David has it documented." -- Caroline M. Kolman, P.E., Managing Director, Prism Healthcare Partners LTD "Ninety-nine percent of the innovation books published don't address the part of the process where ninety-nine percent of the value is created: implementation. However, David addresses this complex issue head on. If you want to make innovation a reality, get this book." -- Stephen M. Shapiro, author, Best Practices Are Stupid
Author: Paul Ammann,Jeff Offutt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This extensively classroom-tested text takes an innovative approach to explaining software testing that defines it as the process of applying a few precise, general-purpose criteria to a structure or model of the software. The book incorporates cutting-edge developments, including techniques to test modern types of software such as OO, web applications, and embedded software. This revised second edition significantly expands coverage of the basics, thoroughly discussing test automaton frameworks, and it adds new, improved examples and numerous exercises. The theory of coverage criteria is carefully and cleanly explained to help students understand concepts before delving into practical applications, while extensive use of the JUnit test framework gives students practical experience in a test framework popular in the industry. Exercises, meanwhile, feature specifically tailored tools that allow students to check their own work. The book's website also offers an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, testing tools for students, and example software programs in Java.
A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for Z/OS
Author: Craig Mullins
Publisher: Pearson Education
DB2 Developer's Guide is the field's #1 go-to source for on-the-job information on programming and administering DB2 on IBM z/OS mainframes. Now, three-time IBM Information Champion Craig S. Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for DB2 v9 and v10. Mullins fully covers new DB2 innovations including temporal database support; hashing; universal tablespaces; pureXML; performance, security and governance improvements; new data types, and much more. Using current versions of DB2 for z/OS, readers will learn how to: * Build better databases and applications for CICS, IMS, batch, CAF, and RRSAF * Write proficient, code-optimized DB2 SQL * Implement efficient dynamic and static SQL applications * Use binding and rebinding to optimize applications * Efficiently create, administer, and manage DB2 databases and applications * Design, build, and populate efficient DB2 database structures for online, batch, and data warehousing * Improve the performance of DB2 subsystems, databases, utilities, programs, and SQL stat DB2 Developer's Guide, Sixth Edition builds on the unique approach that has made previous editions so valuable. It combines: * Condensed, easy-to-read coverage of all essential topics: information otherwise scattered through dozens of documents * Detailed discussions of crucial details within each topic * Expert, field-tested implementation advice * Sensible examples
Author: Cisco Networking Academy
Publisher: Cisco Press
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Introduction to Networks Companion Guide v6 is the official supplemental textbook for the Introduction to Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum. The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter Objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter Key Terms—Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary—Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 250 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs—Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding—Evaluate your readiness with the end-ofchapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.
Author: Jan L. Harrington
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Fully revised and updated, Relational Database Design, Second Edition is the most lucid and effective introduction to relational database design available. Here, you'll find the conceptual and practical information you need to develop a design that ensures data accuracy and user satisfaction while optimizing performance, regardless of your experience level or choice of DBMS. Supporting the book's step-by-step instruction are three case studies illustrating the planning, analysis, and design steps involved in arriving at a sound design. These real-world examples include object-relational design techniques, which are addressed in greater detail in a new chapter devoted entirely to this timely subject. * Concepts you need to master to put the book's practical instruction to work. * Methods for tailoring your design to the environment in which the database will run and the uses to which it will be put. * Design approaches that ensure data accuracy and consistency. * Examples of how design can inhibit or boost database application performance. * Object-relational design techniques, benefits, and examples. * Instructions on how to choose and use a normalization technique. * Guidelines for understanding and applying Codd's rules. * Tools to implement a relational design using SQL. * Techniques for using CASE tools for database design.
Author: Craig Mullins
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Marketshare for DB2 has been growing steadily over the past five years and with the announcement of DB2 Universal Database V8 (T-Rex), the product has never had more momentum. "This is an excellent book . . . Mullins seems to have dumped his entire DB2 life experience into "DB2 Developer's Guide.""--Jonathon Sayles, "Relational Database Journal."
Author: Luke Welling,Laura Thomson
Publisher: Pearson Education
PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications. PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server. The fourth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP 5 through version 5.3, such as namespaces and closures, as well as features introduced in MySQL 5.1. This is the eBook version of the title. To gain access to the contents on the CD bundled with the printed book, please register your product at informit.com/register
Author: John W. Satzinger,Robert B. Jackson,Stephen D. Burd
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Randy Connolly,Ricardo Hoar