Creating your MySQL Database: Practical Design Tips and Techniques

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  • Asking users the right questions to collect relevant data for the system you are building
  • Detecting bad structures
  • Sound data-naming techniques, for both table and column names
  • Modeling data with future growth in mind
  • Implementing security policies with data privileges and views
  • Tuning the structure for performanceProducing system documentation (data dictionary, relational schema)
  • Testing the model with appropriate SQL queries

For most of us, setting up the database for an application is often an afterthought. While you don't need to be a professional database designer to create a working application, knowing a few insider tips and techniques can make both the process easier and the end result much more effective. This book doesn't set out to make you an expert in data analysis, but it does provide a quick and easy way to raise your game in this essential part of getting your application right.

  • How best to collect, name, group, and structure your data
  • Design your data with future growth in mind
  • Practical examples from initial ideas to final designs
  • The quickest way to learn how to design good data structures for MySQL
  • From the author of Mastering phpMyAdmin
Page Count 108
Course Length 3 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781904811305
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2006


Marc Delisle

Marc Delisle was awarded "MySQL Community Member of the year 2009" because of his involvement with phpMyAdmin. He started to contribute to the project in December 1998, when he made the multi-language version. He is still involved with phpMyAdmin as a developer and project administrator. Marc is a system administrator at Cegep de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He has been teaching networking, security, and web application development. In one of his classes, he was pleased to meet a phpMyAdmin user from Argentina. Marc lives in Sherbrooke with his wife and they enjoy spending time with their four children.