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Re: Elmasri or Date

From: Costin Cozianu <c_cozianu_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 15:17:40 -0800
Message-ID: <brtcik$7bd5p$1@ID-152540.news.uni-berlin.de>


shannon wrote:
> As all insist I should read my text book, then I guess its time to buy one,
>
> I am doing online tutorials but there is not enough content in them to
> make the complex stuff understandable,
>
> the two textbooks that I see most mentioned are,
>
> Fundamentals of Database systems
> (Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant Navathe)
>
> An Introduction to Database Systems
> (C.J.Date)
>
>
> Fundamentals is vastly more expensive than the other, Is it worth it?
>
> Are there acceptable alternatives?
>
> Greetings
>
> Shannon
>
>

A book that I would strongly recommend is

Lewis, Bernstein and Kifer: Databases and Transaction Processing - An Application Oriented Approach

It is well worth the money, and touches more subjects as far as I can tell. Received on Thu Dec 18 2003 - 17:17:40 CST

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