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