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Re: The Tutorial(TM)

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai(at)wxs(dot)nl>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The Tutorial(TM)
Date: 2004-01-08 09:20:00
Message-ID: 200401081020.00181.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> Because foreign keys are part of database design 101?

Indeed, but the subject matter of chapter 2 of the tutorial is more like 
introduction to databases 099.  Others may rightfully claim that 
transactions and views are also elementary parts of database 
application designs, but then there wouldn't be any advanced subjects 
left.

I feel that there is a very useful dividing line between chapters 2 and 
3: chapter 2 is about getting the data in and out, to give beginners a 
feeling that the database system is working, chapter 3 is about 
refining the data structures for higher convenience, maintainability, 
and integrity -- "design".


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