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“Introduction to Databases” from Stanford University

A brillant idea and an opportunity that no-one that works with databases (DBAs or Developers) should miss:

A free online course on databases:

This course covers database design and the use of database management systems for applications. It includes extensive coverage of the relational model, relational algebra, and SQL. It also covers XML data including DTDs and XML Schema for validation, and the query and transformation languages XPath, XQuery, and XSLT. The course includes database design in UML, and relational design principles based on dependencies and normal forms. Many additional key database topics from the design and application-building perspective are also covered: indexes, views, transactions, authorization, integrity constraints, triggers, on-line analytical processing (OLAP), and emerging "NoSQL" systems.

The istructor will be Professor Jennifer Widom, a ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; she also received the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations. I’ve already done my registration: I’m sure I’ll learn something new and useful and I’ll get a refresh of good old concepts…which is always a good thing.

A praise to Stanford University for this excellent initiative! Smile

A big thanks to my friend and colleague Luca Zavaralla for pointing out this opportunity!

Published Friday, August 19, 2011 1:06 PM by Davide Mauri

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RK said:

Thanks a lot for the info. I signed up! :)

August 23, 2011 4:21 AM

Paras Doshi said:

Thanks for the information! :)

September 21, 2011 10:38 PM

Habt said:

would you please remind me when

November 10, 2014 11:58 AM

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About Davide Mauri

Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure @ Sensoria, an innovative smart garments and wearable company. After more than 15 year playing with the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".

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