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A Crash Course in Test-Driven Development
By Max Guernsey
Apr 4, 2013
Get a crash course in test-driven development, including the test-first technique, a test's proper role in your organization, what you want to specify, and traditional database design concepts.
Ten Tips for Constructing an Agile Database Development Environment that Works
By Max Guernsey
Feb 26, 2013
Max Guernsey, III, author of Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility, shares ten fundamental prescriptions and proscriptions to help you be more successful in your database development endeavors.
A Database Technology Recommended Reading List by Mike Hernandez
By Michael J. Hernandez
Feb 11, 2013
If you're interested in an in-depth study of database technology, Michael J. Hernandez, the author of Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, 3rd Edition, recommends these books.
Database Design for Mere Mortals: Keys
By Michael J. Hernandez
Feb 11, 2013
Michael J. Hernandez explains the different types of keys, and how each type plays a different role within the database.
Database Design for Mere Mortals: An Interview with Mike Hernandez
By Michael J. Hernandez, Ken Getz
Jan 31, 2013
Ken Getz interviews Mike Hernandez, author of Database Design for Mere Mortals, third edition, about the importance of database design, the problem with database tools, and why he really did write his book for mere mortals.
Retrieving Data Using the SQL SELECT Statement
By Ben Forta
Dec 10, 2012
In this lesson, learn how to use the SELECT statement to retrieve one or more columns of data from a table.
Working with Arrays in PHP and MySQL
By Christian Wenz
Nov 20, 2012
This chapter presents the most important problems you’ll have to solve when working with arrays—and, of course, solutions for these problems.
Database Administration: Creating the Database Environment
By Craig S. Mullins
Nov 7, 2012
Establishing a usable database environment requires a great deal of skill, knowledge, and consideration. This chapter will outline the principles involved in establishing a usable database environment.
FileMaker 12 Product Line
By Bob Bowers, Dawn Heady, Steve Lane, Scott Love
Oct 30, 2012
This chapter provides a quick overview of the purpose and profile of each piece of the FileMaker software suite, along with relevant operating system requirements.
Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Data Ingress and Storage Access
By Buck Woody
Oct 24, 2012
Buck Woody, Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft, describes how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in.
SQL Standards and Guidelines for DB2 Developers
By Tony Andrews
Oct 15, 2012
This chapter shows how to create a set of SQL standards and guidelines for developers to follow when running applications that involve DB2.
Using FileMaker Pro
By Jesse Feiler
Oct 5, 2012
This chapter introduces you to how to make the most of FileMaker databases that have already been built.
Administering Storage, I/O, and Partitioning in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
By Ross Mistry
Sep 27, 2012
This chapter focuses on the use and most effective configuration of storage components within a Database Engine instance of SQL Server 2012.
Leveraging SQLite Application Databases for Android Wireless Application Development
By Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder
Sep 25, 2012
In this chapter, learn one of the most powerful ways you can store, manage, and share application data with Android: an application database powered by SQLite.
Introduction to Polyglot Persistence: Using Different Data Storage Technologies for Varying Data Storage Needs
By Pramod J. Sadalage, Martin Fowler
Sep 5, 2012
Different databases are designed to solve different problems. Using a single database engine for all of the requirements usually leads to non- performant solutions. In this chapter, the authors introduce the term polyglot persistence to describe using different data storage technologies to handle varying data storage needs.
The Economics of Cloud Computing: An Overview For Decision Makers
By Bill Williams
Jul 30, 2012
In this chapter, Bill Williams explores the standard definition of cloud computing to establish a baseline of common terminology. Understanding the essential characteristics of cloud computing platforms, as well as cloud deployment and service models, is critical for making informed decisions and for choosing the appropriate platform for your business needs.
Principles of Decision Management Systems
By James Taylor
Jul 16, 2012
James Taylor discusses the four specific principles that are at the heart of identifying and building Decision Management Systems.
pureXML: Using XML in DB2 for z/OS
By Craig S. Mullins
Jun 4, 2012
This chapter introduces you to the basics of XML and provides an overview of pureXML, IBM’s implementation of XML support embedded in DB2.
End-to-End JPA Collections with MySQL, Part 2
By Stephen B. Morris
May 1, 2012
Stephen Morris provides simple, end-to-end working code illustrating how to modify JPA collection code. Also, the area of MySQL stored procedures is looked at, using some simple examples in this the concluding part of a two-part series.
End-to-End JPA Collections with MySQL, Part 1
By Stephen B. Morris
Apr 30, 2012
Having difficulty getting your JPA collection code up and running? Stephen Morris demonstrates an end-to-end, working example of a JPA collection in this first part of a two-part series.

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