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Relational Databases: The Big Picture

by Tom Taulli

In this course, you’ll learn about the core functions and practical use cases for relational databases.

What you'll learn

In this course, Relational Databases: The Big Picture, you’ll learn about the core functions, capabilities and use cases for relational databases. First, you’ll explore the fundamentals, such as the advantages and disadvantages, types of databases, and alternatives. Next, you’ll discover how relational databases work. This will include the architecture, design principles, and SQL (structured query language). Finally, you’ll learn about advanced features like stored procedures, object-oriented approaches, and concurrency. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge about relational databases needed to understand the main features and uses of this powerful technology.

About the author

Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is the author of AI-Assisted Programming: Better Planning, Coding, Testing, and Deployment ( He has been programming since he was in high school, when he wrote computer programs for magazines (yes, in the 1980s, there were publications that had code listings!). When he got into college, he started a company that sold Windows software for exam preparation. He then founded other companies like – which was the mid-1990s version of Shopif... more

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