The information revolution is in motion, and sound database design will drive the ease of data handling and, in turn, improve the results of business practices. A timely topic, then, is Object-Role Modeling (ORM), a way to design and query databases via an application written in lay terms. Halpin expertly explains ORM as well as other solid database design practices so that even seasoned pros will learn something new. Designers, programmers, systems analysts, and managers will discover everything they need to know about database design. Complete with a companion web site, this is highly recommended for libraries serving techies.
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Information Modeling and Relational Databases provides an introduction to ORM (Object Role Modeling)-and much more. In fact, it's the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design.
Inside, ORM authority Terry Halpin blends conceptual information with practical instruction that will let you begin using ORM effectively as soon as possible. Supported by examples, exercises, and useful background information, his step-by-step approach teaches you to develop a natural-language-based ORM model and then, where needed, abstract ER and UML models from it. This book will quickly make you proficient in the modeling technique that is proving vital to the development of accurate and efficient databases that best meet real business objectives.
Excellent book! But, if it had been available at the time, I would have purchased the Second Edition of this book coauthored with Tony Morgan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard E. Adams
Firstly I am a medical practitioner (a radiation oncologist) with an interest in Informatics. My reason for reading this book is to discover a way to accurately represent my... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dr. Alexis A. Miller
I am a proud owner of Visio for Enterprise Architects, the only case tool I own, and I've have also purchased and used T.Halpins text regarding the use if this tool. Read morePublished on August 18, 2005 by Sequel Server DBA
The book is like an ocean, poorly organised. No pictorial representations (which I think is very important when we discuss data modeling). Read morePublished on January 31, 2005 by Cave Man
The most in-depth explanation of ORM available today.
Books like this are few and very, very far between. Read more
I am currently a student of Dr. Halpin at Northface University in Utah. After our first course on modeling in ORM directly from Dr. Read morePublished on April 4, 2004 by Velio
This book is nothing short of brilliant. I read this book, did the exercises, and can honestly say its the best and most clearly written software development book I have read to... Read morePublished on December 29, 2003