SE 385 Home Page
SE 385 is an introduction to Database theory.
The second test is scheduled for Friday, October 19, while Curt is at DKC3. The emphasis will be on SQL and other things we have covered. See the presentations listed below.
The final exam will be on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00.
Fifth SQL Query Worksheet. Due on Wednesday, 10/24.
Creating the college database on your machine. Due on Friday, 10/12. This will require that you download the free Express version of SQL Server and then install. At the end of the install click on the Install SSMS button.
Fourth SQL Query Worksheet. Due on Monday, 10/8.
ERD exercise. Due on Wednesday, 10/3.
Third SQL Query Worksheet. Due Monday, 10/1.
A BTree worksheet. Due on Friday, 9/21. Hand in the paper copy during class.
Second SQL Query Worksheet. Due on Monday, 9/24.
First SQL Query Worksheet. Due on Monday, 9/17. Be sure to follow all the instructions on the sheet.
The intent is to have the presentations available before the start of class.
They will be left here for some time after presentation.
Not yet covered.
Schema refinement 3. Embedded fonts were added.
Index Creation in SQL.
Schema refinement 2.
The SQL Data Manipulation Language.
The SQL Data Definition Language.
Below this will be on the second test, except the MakeMoo thing.
Recovery of a DB.
The disk manager.
The MakeMoo utility. This is what will keep you from typing in all of the college data.
Entity relationship diagrams.
Client server paradigm.
SQL Queries 3.
Hash Indices. Updated 9/19.
SQL Queries 2.
Introduction to SQL.
Below this will be on the first test.
Error Correction Codes.
The relational model.
The functions a database should provide.
History of database.
Fundamentals of Database Systems by Elmasri and Navathe.
Important documents overviewing the course:
The syllabus for SE 385 or the ADA friendly syllabus for SE 385.
Files and handouts
A description of the sample schemas for the college database (Word format). We will use this both for examples and exercises. Revised 9/11.
The SQL test page.
Articles of interest
SQL Injection Attacks.
SQL misconceptions illuminated.
The shrinking SQL NoSQL divide.
A ranking of popularity of data base engines.
How to fake database design.
First things to look for on a SQLServer implementation.
Survey of ACID implementation in common databases
Jim Gray's Data Management History This predates and foresees the NOSQL movement.
12 years of CAP
Other links of interest
Banks are BASE and not ACID.
Download the Express version of SQL Server, which is free.
Feeling lucky? Download the free version of DB2.
Also of interest. Download the free version of Oracle 11.
The SQL test page.
DataBase Adminstrator Jokes.
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Last time I updated this page: October 16, 2018.