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The Manga Guide to Databases

By Mana Takahashi

Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you.

Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems-with the practical magic of databases.

In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication.

Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases.

(Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl-the arrogant prince or the humble servant.)

This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.

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9781593271909


Format: Book
Author: Takahashi, Mana
Title: The Manga guide to databases / Mana Takahashi, Shoko Azuma, Trend-pro Co., LTD.
Publisher Date: Tokyo, Japan : Ohmsha ; San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2009.
Subject: Database management -- Comic books, strips, etc. Database management -- Caricatures and cartoons. SQL (Computer program language) -- Comic books, strips, etc. SQL (Computer program language) -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Isbn: 9781593271909 1593271905
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Format: Book
Author: Takahashi, Mana
Title: The Manga guide to databases / Mana Takahashi, Shoko Azuma, Trend-pro Co., LTD.
Publisher, Date: Tokyo, Japan : Ohmsha ; San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2009.
Description: vii, 213 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Database management -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Database management -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Subjects: SQL (Computer program language) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: SQL (Computer program language) -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Other Author: Azuma, Shōko, 1974-
Other Author: Trend-pro Co.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]) and index.
Contents: What is a database? -- What is a relational database? -- Let's design a database! -- Let's learn about SQL! -- Let's operate a database! -- Databases are everywhere!
LCCN: 2008046159
ISBN: 9781593271909
ISBN: 1593271905
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Call Number: 005.7565 Tak