Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 17, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #8,220,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #78 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Applications #755 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Programming #1153 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Software Design, Testing & Engineering > Structured Design
-The first third and some of the last few chapters contain a good deal of "Software Methodologies for Dummies" content, which is certainly NOT what I purchased this book for. There are chapters on Design (application, not database), Analysis, User Interface Issues, Object Orientation, etc. Since the book is about 490 pages (less index, etc.) maybe the author just added such content for filler.That having been said, this book is a VERY good overview of Database technology on Linux. In covers all the major DBMS options including installation tutorials for each, admin and GUI interface tools, and programming against those databases in a variety of Linux languages (C, C++, Java, Perl, Tk, Gnome/Glade, etc.)The book include LOTS of super links to tools and products (both free (Open Source) and commercial. It includes lots of tips and hints that would take weeks to find in the documentation and I especially appreciated the special points of reference offered by the author for those of us who are more famaliar with Windows Database products than Linux products.This subject matter gets little coverage and this book makes for a great quick start. At $45 it's a little pricey, but there are few alternatives that deal directly with this subject.The primary author's web site is published in the book, you can download the source code from the book examples and there is a message board for book related discussions (in which the author answers questions) and there is an errata section as well !!Overall a good buy.Joe@ASPGurus.com -
I'm a Master student in information Systems,currently taking Software Engineering and Database Concepts courses at the Univeristy. This is a great book which contains book subjects with good examples. The Good thing is I don't waste my time to study the courses twice. This book Contains usefull relations between the two subject with a open source approach. One last to say Every Thing I want, I found.