Objectives: To become familiar with the technologies used in the construction and use of database systems. The focus will the dominant relational data model. The technologies covered will include querying (SQL), data design, and data administration.
Brief Synopsis: This course examines database development from the conceptual level. Querying and administration of a functioning database is explored.
The database systems used in the practical aspect of the course are Mirsosoft Office Access and mysql.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of computers. No knowledge of programming or databases is assumed.
Mysql AB makes MySQL available as open source software /free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) - but they also sell it under traditional commercial licensing arrangements for cases where the intended use is incompatible with use of the GPL.
Mysql is popular for web applications
Works well with PHP, used for developing server-side applications and dynamic web content