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California State University Stanislaus
CS 4250: Database Management Systems
Welcome to CS4250, an introduction to database management systems.
Modeling, development, and implementation of database systems using storage structures,
data definition languages, and data manipulation languages for the relational approach
to database management. Database integrity and security problems. Historical development
of database systems.
Prerequisite: CS 3100.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
| 20 Nov 2022
"The top 10 most-regretted college majors - and the degrees graduates wish they had pursued instead", CNBC.com, 12 Nov 2022
| 25 Oct 2022
News articles you might be interested in:
"The best states in the US for tech jobs", Computerworld, 20 Oct 2022.
"Developer jobs: Nearly a third of top tech roles remain empty, say recruiters: Despite hiring freezes and layoffs, companies of all sizes need software professionals - and there simply aren't enough to go around", ZDNet, 20 Oct 2022.
|12 Oct 2022
Here is one small chunk of the midterm
you will take on Friday during class time.
| 26 Aug 2022
||Career Fair on Sept 28, 1-4. (Some preparation events before then, to help wi
th resume creation, etc.)
Career Center Events, Fall 2022
| 22 Aug 2022
|| Welcome to CS 4250!
Books at the CSU Stanislaus Library
- Database Systems: The Complete Book by Garcia-Molina, Ullman and Widom,
three extremely well-respected database researchers and professors at Stanford University.
- Database Management Systems by Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gherke,
excellent, systems-oriented introduction to the field of database management.
- Database Tuning by Dennis Sasha and Philippe Bonet. A clear
presentation of how database design decisions impact database performance.
Also discusses IBM, Oracle and Microsoft systems and how design choices can impact them.
- Readings in Database Systems by M. Stonebraker. A collection of
influential papers in DBMS research history.
- Computer Science & Information Systems from the CSU Stanislaus Library -- easiest link to reach
the Safari TechBooks collection, where many books about SQL, etc, can be found. (You'll
need your CSU Stanislaus student credentials to log in.)
The Ramakrishnan and Garcia-Molina/Ullman/Widom textbooks are both
available at the university library.
- IBM's DB2, etc
- Microsoft SQL Server
'cd' (Unix/Mac) or 'chdir' (Windows/ Command Prompt) your command line window into
whatever folder you put the files you downloaded and unzipped, and type ./sqlite3
(Unix/Mac) or .\sqlite3 (Windows) and the SQLite command line tool should start up.
- I've put the start-up file of SQL commands here.
I usually copy-and-paste the ch5-demo.sql file's contents into the sqlite3 command
prompt. (There is an import command, but it has occasionally behaved oddly for me.)
- Basic instructions for the command line SQLite are here.
- SQLFiddle.com appears to be a web site
that allows uers to "fiddle around" with SQL.
- JDBC Tutorial,
courtesy Jeff Ullman
- JDBC Tutorial,
- MySQL Tutorial - pure tutorial web site
- Execute PHP
MySQL On-line, a PHP testing facility provided by http://www.tutorialspoint.com/
- XML Tutorial, courtesy w3schools.com
- XML Tutorial, courtesy zvon.com
- Phlonx's Third Normal Form Tutorial,
with numerous illustrative diagrams
- Lynda.com's databases-related courses --
all videos. You would need to authenticate yourself as a CSU Stanislaus student to
view the videos.
- XKCD on SQL
- "Hard drive teardown", EngineerGuy video
- Podcast: "Where the
Internet Lives", 2020-2021. A Google-centric view into the insides of
data centers, and interviews with assorted people who work at them. May give you
insights into possible future careers.
- "Episode 485: Howard Chu on B+tree Data Structure in Depth",
from the Software Engineering Radio podcast -- a one hour introduction to the
most popular data structure in database systems
Fun News Articles and Podcasts
- "Top 10 Data Science Jobs that will Rise to Prominence in 2022", (AnalyticsInsight.net, 18 Nov 2021)
- "The US government just launched a big push to fill cybersecurity jobs, with salaries to match", (ZDNet.com, 16 Nov 2021)
- "4 strategies for managing your job search anxiety" (Fast Company, 4 May 2021)
- "Systems Engineer, Web App Developer: Best Entry-Level Jobs in Tech?" (Dice.com, 27 April 2021)
- "The 10 Best States For Tech Job Openings", CRN.com, 15 Apr 2021.
- "LinkedIn: Top 15 In-Demand Jobs in 2021", 14 Jan 2021. (Scroll down. Keep scrolling.)
- Podcast episode: "Episode 454: Thomas Richter on Postgres as an OLAP database" (IEEE Software Engineering Radio, 8 Apr 2021). Listen to this towards the end of a semester, when you will know more of the DBMS vocabulary.
- "50 Technology Skills That Remote Employers Want", Dice.com, December 2020
- "Under the Hood at Google and Facebook:
A peek at the data centers, servers, and software that keep us feeling connected"
IEEE Spectrum, June 2011.
Normalization for the Real World: nice article walking
one through the steps of database normalization, with larger- than- can- fit- on- a-
PowerPoint- slide relation examples.