Conceptual Data Modeling and Database Design: A Fully Algorithmic Approach, Volume 1

The Shortest Advisable Path

Author: Christian Mancas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498728448

Category: Computers

Page: 698

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This new book aims to provide both beginners and experts with a completely algorithmic approach to data analysis and conceptual modeling, database design, implementation, and tuning, starting from vague and incomplete customer requests and ending with IBM DB/2, Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, or Access based software applications. A rich panoply of solutions to actual useful data sub-universes (e.g. business, university, public and home library, geography, history, etc.) is provided, constituting a powerful library of examples. Four data models are presented and used: the graphical Entity-Relationship, the mathematical EMDM, the physical Relational, and the logical deterministic deductive Datalog ones. For each one of them, best practice rules, algorithms, and the theory beneath are clearly separated. Four case studies, from a simple public library example, to a complex geographical study are fully presented, on all needed levels. Several dozens of real-life exercises are proposed, out of which at least one per chapter is completely solved. Both major historical and up-to-date references are provided for each of the four data models considered. The book provides a library of useful solutions to real-life problems and provides valuable knowledge on data analysis and modeling, database design, implementation, and fine tuning.
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Database Modeling and Design

Logical Design

Author: Toby J. Teorey,Sam S. Lightstone,Tom Nadeau,H.V. Jagadish

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123820219

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Database Modeling and Design, Fifth Edition, focuses on techniques for database design in relational database systems. This extensively revised fifth edition features clear explanations, lots of terrific examples and an illustrative case, and practical advice, with design rules that are applicable to any SQL-based system. The common examples are based on real-life experiences and have been thoroughly class-tested. This book is immediately useful to anyone tasked with the creation of data models for the integration of large-scale enterprise data. It is ideal for a stand-alone data management course focused on logical database design, or a supplement to an introductory text for introductory database management. In-depth detail and plenty of real-world, practical examples throughout Loaded with design rules and illustrative case studies that are applicable to any SQL, UML, or XML-based system Immediately useful to anyone tasked with the creation of data models for the integration of large-scale enterprise data.
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Modeling Business Processes

A Petri Net-Oriented Approach

Author: Wil van der Aalst,Christian Stahl

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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An introduction to the modeling of business information systems, with processes formally modeled using Petri nets. This comprehensive introduction to modeling business-information systems focuses on business processes. It describes and demonstrates the formal modeling of processes in terms of Petri nets, using a well-established theory for capturing and analyzing models with concurrency. The precise semantics of this formal method offers a distinct advantage for modeling processes over the industrial modeling languages found in other books on the subject. Moreover, the simplicity and expressiveness of the Petri nets concept make it an ideal language for explaining foundational concepts and constructing exercises. After an overview of business information systems, the book introduces the modeling of processes in terms of classical Petri nets. This is then extended with data, time, and hierarchy to model all aspects of a process. Finally, the book explores analysis of Petri net models to detect design flaws and errors in the design process. The text, accessible to a broad audience of professionals and students, keeps technicalities to a minimum and offers numerous examples to illustrate the concepts covered. Exercises at different levels of difficulty make the book ideal for independent study or classroom use.
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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect

Adapting to Agile Data Modeling in a Big Data World

Author: Steve Hoberman

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634620941

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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Build a working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, along with how to apply these principles with ER/Studio. This second edition includes numerous updates and new sections including an overview of ER/Studio’s support for agile development, as well as a description of some of ER/Studio’s newer features for NoSQL, such as MongoDB’s containment structure.
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Data Modeling Made Simple

A Practical Guide for Business and IT Professionals

Author: Steve Hoberman

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 163462016X

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Data Modeling Made Simple will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices. This book is written in a conversational style that encourages you to read it from start to finish and master these ten objectives: Know when a data model is needed and which type of data model is most effective for each situation Read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book Build a fully normalized relational data model, as well as an easily navigatable dimensional model Apply techniques to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design Leverage several templates to make requirements gathering more efficient and accurate Explain all ten categories of the Data Model Scorecard Learn strategies to improve your working relationships with others Appreciate the impact unstructured data has, and will have, on our data modeling deliverables Learn basic UML concepts Put data modeling in context with XML, metadata, and agile development Book Review by Johnny Gay In this book review, I address each section in the book and provide what I found most valuable as a data modeler. I compare, as I go, how the book's structure eases the new data modeler into the subject much like an instructor might ease a beginning swimmer into the pool. This book begins like a Dan Brown novel. It even starts out with the protagonist, our favorite data modeler, lost on a dark road somewhere in France. In this case, what saves him isn't a cipher, but of all things, something that's very much like a data model in the form of a map! The author deems they are both way-finding tools. The chapters in the book are divided into 5 sections. The chapters in each section end with an exercise and a list of the key points covered to reinforce what you've learned. I find myself comparing the teaching structure of the book to the way most of us learn to swim.
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UML Requirements Modeling For Business Analysts

Steps to Modeling Success

Author: Norman Daoust

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634620429

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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This book provides you with a collection of best practices, guidelines, and tips for using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for business analysis. The contents have been assembled over the years based on experience and documented best practices. Over sixty easy to understand UML diagram examples will help you to apply these ideas immediately. If you use, expect to use, or think you should use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) or use cases in your business analysis activities, this book will help you: • communicate more succinctly and effectively with your stakeholders including your software development team, • increase the likelihood that your requirements will be reviewed and understood, • reduce requirements analysis, documentation, and review time. The first three chapters explain the reasons for utilizing the UML for business analysis, present a brief history of the UML and its diagram categories, and describe a set of general modeling guidelines and tips applicable to all of the UML diagram types. Each of the next thirteen chapters is dedicated to a different UML diagram type: 1. Use Case Diagrams 2. Activity Diagrams 3. Interaction Overview Diagrams 4. Class Diagrams 5. Object Diagrams 6. State Machine Diagrams 7. Timing Diagrams 8. Sequence Diagrams 9. Communication Diagrams 10. Composite Structure Diagrams 11. Component Diagrams 12. Deployment Diagrams 13. Package Diagrams The next two chapters explain additional diagram types that are important for business analysts and that can be created using UML notation: • Context Diagrams using Communication diagram notation • Data Models using Class diagram notation These chapters are followed by a chapter that describes criteria for selecting the various diagram types. The final chapter presents a case study.
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GeoWorld

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: N.A

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Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming

Author: Dan Clark

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430235306

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 1464

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Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming brings you into the modern world of development as you master the fundamentals of programming with C# and learn to develop efficient, reusable, elegant code through the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology. Take your skills out of the 20th century and into this one with Dan Clark's accessible, quick-paced guide to C# and object-oriented programming, completely updated for .NET 4.0 and C# 4.0. As you develop techniques and best practices for coding in C#, one of the world's most popular contemporary languages, you'll experience modeling a “real world” application through a case study, allowing you to see how both C# and OOP (a methodology you can use with any number of languages) come together to make your code reusable, modern, and efficient. With more than 30 fully hands-on activities, you'll discover how to transform a simple model of an application into a fully-functional C# project, including designing the user interface, implementing the business logic, and integrating with a relational database for data storage. Along the way, you will explore the .NET Framework, the creation of a Windows-based user interface, a web-based user interface, and service-oriented programming, all using Microsoft's industry-leading Visual Studio 2010, C#, Silverlight, the Entity Framework, and more. What you’ll learn Learn to use the Universal Modeling Language (UML) to quickly design an application correctly from the first time Understand object-oriented programming principles and how they benefit your work in today's dual Web- and Windows-based world Integrate OOP fundamentals when developing code in C# Discover the .NET Framework and how it can help you create applications quickly and efficiently Walk along as the author develops a complete Windows- and Web-based application using the techniques and best practices covered inside Who this book is for If you're a beginning C# programmer who wants to gain a foundation in object-oriented programming along with the C# language basics, this book is for you. Programmers transitioning from a procedure-oriented programming model to an object-oriented model will also find many practical suggestions and walkthroughs inside. In particular, Visual Basic developers who want to transition to C# programming, but lack a firm grasp of object-oriented programming principles, will find this book an excellent starting point for their journey into C#. The book includes a primer in Appendix A that discusses some fundamental procedural programming concepts. Table of Contents Overview of Object-Oriented Programming Designing OOP Solutions: Identifying the Class Structure Designing OOP Solutions: Modeling the Object Interaction Designing OOP Solutions: A Case Study Introducing the .NET Framework and Visual Studio Creating Classes Creating Class Hierarchies Implementing Object Collaboration Working with Collections Implementing the Data Access Layer Developing Windows Applications Developing Web Applications Developing and Consuming WCF Services Developing the OSO Application Wrapping Up Fundamental Programming Concepts Exception Handling in C# Installing the Required Software
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