From the Publisher
Solves the problem of how to incorporate object-oriented needs with relational database technology. Demonstrates practical approaches and constructs that permit legacy databases to function within the scope of an object-technology application. Scores of examples illustrate how to apply object methods to relational databases including dBASE, DB2, ORACLE and IDMS.
From the Inside Flap
Until now, most books on object-oriented subjects were long on theory and short on application. Of course this, in large part, is due to the fact that object-oriented design is still a relatively new and emerging technology, and many of those involved with it are concerned with establishing the parameters for its use. Nevertheless, exciting new object-oriented applications and techniques are being developed every day, applications that would readily be adapted by professionals in their own systems, if only they knew how. Designed for use with a capital "U," this book offers a wealth of proven programming strategies and constructs that enable "legacy" (already-exisiting) databases to function within the scope of an object-technology application. Practical Application of Object-Oriented Techniques to Relational Databases begins with concise coverage of the history of databases and the role of object-oriented databases in todays computer-based information support systems. Next, it provides you with an excellent overview of commercial products on the market and explains how and where they are being used within mainstream data processing. Donald K. Burleson, has had more than fourteen years experience as a programmer/analyst, database architect, and database administrator. As a consequence, he brings to this book a wealth of insights, tips, and techniques that help steer you safely through the often labyrinthine world of object-oriented databases. He offers rigorous, step-by-step guidelines on database analysis and design, supported by dozens of real-life examples of object techniques as they have been applied to a number of relational databases, including dBase, DB2, ORACLE, and IDMS. A clearly-written, nuts-and-bolts guide to object-oriented database management for administrators, analysts and database designers, Practical Application of Object-Oriented Techniques to Relational Databases also makes an excellent text for advanced-level database design students.