Database Education

All managed information is stored into something called a database. Managed information is everywhere so - basically, data is everywhere and databases are everywhere.


Your bank information - a database. Your medical information - a database. Your educational records - a database. Your tweets, your Facebook posts, your Instagrams, your videos... you guessed it, stored in a database.

Our educational plan for this year's database lessons will go hand-in-hand with our ColdFusion lessons. We will be analyzing a social website and recreate our own database to hold all of the information. Our lessons will not only teach you how to analyze and select data types, it will show you details on how to create tables and queries or views.

We will also teach you a little about defaults, database functions and some stored procedures. We will also discuss users and roles as related to databases even though they will not be a big part of our project. Finally, we will discuss data schemas and relationships as they related to most database projects.

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Video Comments & Author Notes

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Author Notes:

Access 2010 is a database creation and management program in the Microsoft Office suite. In order to understand Access, you must first understand databases. Essentially a database is a collection of data that is stored in a computer system. Databases allow their users to enter, access, and analyze their data quickly and easy.

This video introduces you to the concepts of an Access database. It also distinguishes between an Access database and Excel's spreadsheets which are also useful for data.

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Upcoming Video Release Schedule

It will be an amazing future for Goliath Development and for you. This is the first time we will be providing educational videos.

As a first and amazing task, we are going to be breaking down a social website like Facebook® and we will be going through the processes of creating a similar site.

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Analyzing Application Data

In this lesson, we will be going over the details of how to examine an application. In this educational project, we will be disecting Facebook and re-creating a similar data structure. Our disclaimer should go here... we do not, nor have we ever worked or consulted with Facebook or its developers. Our application will not be intended to be the same or live nor have all of the elaborate details of an application that has been developed over several years. Our objective here is to look at all the intricacies an application has and how to better understand its elements.
2

Choosing a database program

In this lesson, we will be dicussing the different database engines available. We will discuss the reasons to choose one over another (or the preferences to choose one over another). We will also discuss the available options available to you (or those that matter) when you are programming a desktop application versus a web application.
3

Creating your database elements

This lesson will take you through creating and saving your tables. It will discuss backing up your data and creating scripts once you have finalized your structure.

You will also learn what indexes are and we will also be going through all the processes of data which include adding, deleting and updating information.