Reviews from the first edition of Inside Relational Databases: "Quite simply - superb. By making relational databases understandable, Mark Whitehorn and Bill Marklyn have achieved far more than most. Making the subject interesting and entertaining as well puts these two authors firmly in a class of their own." - Neil Fawcett, Group Technical Editor, VNU Business Publications "PCW and Amazon.co.uk contributor Mark Whitehorn is that rare combination - an expert in his field, databases, and a fine writer too, with a talent for honing a complex subject down to its essentials." - Tamsin Todd, Computer & Internet Editor, Amazon.co.uk "Inside Relational Databases is excellent. It is clearly and concisely written and full of humorous asides which ease the reader through an otherwise weighty topic. Probably the most engaging technical book I have read." - Paul McGowan
From the Publisher
Marklyn and Whitehorn cover essential relational database theory and explain how to build databases securely - seeking to do this without bagging the reader down with too much detail and endless formulae. They start by explaining interface components and letting the reader build working databases. Along the way the authors guide the reader through potential disasters and provide the techniques to avoid them. The text seeks to bridge the gap between theoretical database books and manuals.