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43 Works 1,422 Members 8 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

C.J. Date has a stature that's unique in the database industry. Best known for his bestselling textbook, An Introduction to Database Systems (Addison-Wesley), he has been working with relational database theory since 1970. He enjoys a well-deserved reputation for his ability to explain complex show more technical issues in a clear and understandable fashion. show less
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Series

Works by C. J. Date

A Guide to the SQL Standard (1987) 51 copies
A Guide to DB2 (1984) 24 copies
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006 (2006) — Author — 21 copies
A Guide to SQL/Ds (1989) 1 copy

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Birthdate
1941
Gender
male
Nationality
UK

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Reviews

Never imagined a company-sponsored book could be so good. Argues that business rules belong in a relational database, in the form of declarative integrity constraints.
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leandrod | Oct 4, 2017 |
Always hard to read and very dated now, I would skip this unless you want a really good understand of the evolving ideas about how to structure data.
 
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aulsmith | 3 other reviews | May 9, 2013 |
Peerless, compelling, revolutionary and indispensable, even if you don't do databases.
 
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erk | Aug 7, 2008 |
Reading this on my phone as an epub, so it's a bit slow going. I have the older edition of this in print, but it's changed enough that I'm trying to stick to the newer material.
 
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tlockney | 1 other review | Sep 7, 2014 |

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Works
43
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1,422
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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