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Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!

How many of you know exactly the definition of "relational database"? What exactly the adjective "relational" refers to? Many of you allow themselves to be deceived, thinking this adjective is related to foreign key constraints between tables. Instead this adjective lurks in a world based on set theory, relational algebra and the concept of relationship intended as a table.

Well, for those who want to deep the fundamentals of relational model, relational algebra, XML, OLAP and emerging "NoSQL" systems, Stanford University School of Engineering offers a public and free online introductory course to databases.

This is the related web page:

http://www.db-class.com/

The course will last 2 months, after which there will be a final exam. Passing the final exam will entitle the participants to receive a statement of accomplishment.

A syllabus and more information is available here.

Happy eLearning to you! Smile

Legacy Comments


lucazav
2012-01-16
re: Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!
Hi Olga, I just found this one:

http://forum.stanford.edu/

Try it. Bye!