A cartoon guide to creating, programming, and working with databases, written (and drawn) in the Japanese manga style. This is a translation of a best-selling manga series in Japan. 10,000 copies sold in Japan Authentic manga, translated from Japanese originals Makes a very technical subject accessible One in a series of EduManga titles First books to apply EduManga to technical topics
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.
Über den Autor
Mana Takahashi is a graduate of the Tokyo University, Faculty of Economics. She is an active technical writer and has published a number of books on topics such as Java, C, XML, Information Engineering, and System Administration.
Princess Ruruna and Cain have a problem: their fruit-selling empire is a tangle of conflicting and duplicated data, and sorting the melons from the apples and strawberries is causing real difficulties. But what can they do?
Why, build a relational database of course, with the help of Tico, the magical database fairy. Follow along in The Manga Guide to Databases as Tico teaches Ruruna and Cain how to build a database to manage their kingdom's sales, merchandise, and exports. You'll learn how databases work and the meaning of terms like schemas, keys, nomalization, and transactions.
Together with Ruruna and Cain you'll learn how to:
- Extract data from a relational database using set and relational
- Apply The entity-relationship model to accurately represent your own data
- Control user permissions and use locks to prevent conflicting or duplicatedt data
- Use SQL to update or retrieve data and create reports
You'll even explore the basics of indexing, security, disaster recovery, replication, and more.
If your head spins when people day "database" or just feel lost in a maze of numbers and data that you can't sem to control, tag along with Ruruna and Cain as tehy learn everything they ned to know in the pages of The Manga Guide to Databases.