Database Design Theory?

Ross Werner ross at
Tue Nov 8 16:49:15 MST 2005

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Matthew Ross Walker wrote:
> Grant Shipley wrote:
>> On 11/8/05, Matthew Ross Walker <matt at> wrote:
>> This I guess suggestion a course at the local college or university is
>> out of the question?
> Plus, I historically do poorly in rigidly structured class. But I guess
> since I'd just be auditing it anyway, that wouldn't be too big a deal.

>From my limited experience (*couBYUgh*) college/university database 
classes speak far more about the mathematical theory of databases (as well 
they should) than helpful real-world design principles regarding views, 
stored procedures, foreign-key constraints, when to separate data into 
different tables, when to keep it in a single table, etc. etc.

However, I don't know where good information on this subject can be found. 
There's all sorts of good design information for software on the web, from 
UI to class structure, but I don't know of any for databases. Let me know 
if you find anything!

 	~ Ross

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