Agile Database Techniques
Effective Strategies for the Agile Software Developer
By Scott Ambler
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: November 2003
Pages: 480

"I wish I had a book like this eight years ago. You’ll wantto be sure to have enough copies for both your development anddatabase folks."
Jon Kern, Founding Member of the Agile Alliance

"You will find workable, real-world advice here."
Doug Barry, Author, Web Services andService-Oriented Architectures and The Object DatabaseHandbook

An agile database administrator (DBA) has the difficult task offocusing on data-oriented issues, including traditional databaseadministration as well as any application development involvingdata. Agile DBAs also collaborate with enterprise professionals toensure that the efforts of the project team reflect enterpriserealities. Scott Ambler has written this invaluable book from thepoint of view of an agile DBA, enabling you to learn the techniquesthat agile DBAs use to work effectively on evolutionary (iterativeand incremental) software projects.

With every chapter you’ll be introduced to essentialfacets of data-oriented activities such as:

  • The basics of object orientation, relational databases, datamodeling, and how to deal with legacy data issues
  • Database refactoring, an evolutionary technique that enablesyou to improve your database design in small steps
  • Mapping objects to relational databases, performance tuning,database encapsulation, and supporting tools
  • Implementation techniques and strategies such as concurrencycontrol, security access control, finding objects in relationaldatabases, referential integrity, and the effective use of XML
  • Strategies and advice for individuals who want to become agilesoftware developers and organizations that want to adopt agiletechniques
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