Databases Illuminated, Second Edition integrates database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. The text is specifically designed for the modern database student, who will be expected to know both theory and applied design and implementation as professionals in the field. This Second Edition has been revised and updated to incorporate information about the new releases of Access 2010, Oracle 11g, and Intersystems Cache. It includes material on the most recent topics such as, web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications. Instructor resources include Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides, solutions to all the exercises and projects in the text, test bank, and a complete instructor's manual that includes objectives and teaching hints. Student resources include an open access companion website featuring: -downloadable code -projects with step-by-step guidance that ensure students fully understand each step before moving on to the next. -hands-on lab exercises that allow students to apply the concepts learned from the text -additional information not included in the text to allow for further study The integrated, modern approach to databases, combined with strong pedagogical features, accessible writing, and a full package of student and instructor’s resources, makes Databases Illuminated, Second Edition the perfect textbook for courses in this exciting field. New and Key Features of the updated Second Edition: -Covers the new features of the current versions of popular database management systems, including Oracle 11, Access 2010, and InterSystems Cache. -Incorporates the new curriculum recommendations in ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2008 and ACM/AIS IS2010 Curriculum Guidelines for IS2010.2, Data and Information Management, including more attention to security, concurrency, and net-centric computing. The chapter on computer ethics has been updated to take into account new regulations and practices. -Contains more material on recent and relevant topics, such as Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data warehousing, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications. -Includes the extensive object-relational features of the current release of Oracle, with downloadable code for students to implement; Object-oriented databases are implemented using InterSystems Cache, with downloadable code included on the website.
Release on 2015-08-31 | by Catherine M. Ricardo,Susan D. Urban
Author: Catherine M. Ricardo,Susan D. Urban
Pubpsher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Databases Illuminated, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access combines database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. Strong pedagogical features, including accessible language, real-world examples, downloadable code, and engaging hands-on projects and lab exercises create a text with a unique combination of theory and student-oriented activities. Providing an integrated, modern approach to databases, Databases Illuminated, Third Edition is the essential text for students in this expanding field.
Release on 2013-01-01 | by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
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Release on 2005-08 | by Robert Shimonski,Richard T. Steiner,Sean M. Sheedy
Author: Robert Shimonski,Richard T. Steiner,Sean M. Sheedy
Pubpsher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This Book Covers All Aspects Of Network And Communications Cabling, Including Physical Characteristics Of The Various Types Of Cabling, Installation Design And Implementation Guidelines, Cabling Standards And Specifications, Software And Hardware Tools For Testing And Monitoring Installations, And Premises Wiring. With A Heavy Focus On Developing Hands-On Skills And Including Many Labs And Group Exercises For Learning Reinforcement, The Book Thoroughly Prepares Readers For The Certification Objectives Covered In The BICSI, NACSE And ETA Exams.
Release on 2005 | by Julie Anderson,Hervé Franceschi
An Active Learning Approach
Author: Julie Anderson,Hervé Franceschi
Pubpsher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
With a variety of interactive learning features and user-friendly pedagogy,Java 5 Illuminatedprovides a comprehensive introduction to programming using the most current version of the Java language, Java 5. In addition to providing all of the material necessary for a complete introductory course in Java programming, the book also features flexible coverage of other topics of interest, including Graphical User Interfaces, data structures, file input and output, and applets. Object-Oriented Programming concepts are developed progressively and reinforced through numerous Programming Activities, allowing students to fully understand and implement both basic and sophisticated techniques at a pace which is neither too fast nor too slow. OO concepts are blended appropriately with fundamental programming techniques, including accumulation, counting, finding maximum and minimum values, and using flag and toggle variables, and supplemented with coverage of sound software engineering practices. Distinguishing this text from other introductory Java books is the authors' extensive use of an "active learning" approach to presenting the material through abundant use of graphics, visualization exercises, animations, numerous full and partial program examples, group projects, and best practices. These and other pedagogical devices facilitate hands-on, interactive learning, and make the book equally appropriate for use in "traditional" lecture environments, a computer-equipped classroom, or lab environment. Java 5 Illuminated Errata Sheet
Intelligent Image Databases: Towards Advanced Image Retrieval addresses the image feature selection issue in developing content-based image retrieval systems. The book first discusses the four important issues in developing a complete content-based image retrieval system, and then demonstrates that image feature selection has significant impact on the remaining issues of system design. Next, it presents an in-depth literature survey on typical image features explored by contemporary content-based image retrieval systems for image matching and retrieval purposes. The goal of the survey is to determine the characteristics and the effectiveness of individual features, so as to establish guidelines for future development of content-based image retrieval systems. Intelligent Image Databases: Towards Advanced Image Retrieval describes the Advanced Region-Based Image Retrieval System (ARBIRS) developed by the authors for color images of real-world scenes. They have selected image regions for building ARBIRS as the literature survey suggests that prominent image regions, along with their associated features, provide a higher probability for achieving a higher level content-based image retrieval system. A major challenge in building a region-based image retrieval system is that prominent regions are rather difficult to capture in an accurate and error-free condition, particularly those in images of real-world scenes. To meet this challenge, the book proposes an integrated approach to tackle the problem via feature capturing, feature indexing, and database query. Through comprehensive system evaluation, it is demonstrated how these systematically integrated efforts work effectively to accomplish advanced image retrieval. Intelligent Image Databases: Towards Advanced Image Retrieval serves as an excellent reference and may be used as a text for advanced courses on the topic.
Artificial Intelligence Illuminated presents an overview of the background and history of artificial intelligence, emphasizing its importance in today's society and potential for the future. The book covers a range of AI techniques, algorithms, and methodologies, including game playing, intelligent agents, machine learning, genetic algorithms, and Artificial Life. Material is presented in a lively and accessible manner and the author focuses on explaining how AI techniques relate to and are derived from natural systems, such as the human brain and evolution, and explaining how the artificial equivalents are used in the real world. Each chapter includes student exercises and review questions, and a detailed glossary at the end of the book defines important terms and concepts highlighted throughout the text.