Archive for August 30th, 2006

A simple intro to database normalization

August 30th, 2006 by Sjan Evardsson

I found a very clear, well-written introductory example to database normalization on devshed. Although it is in the MySQL portion of the site, it applies equally well across the board to other RDBMSs.

To get more details on normalization, the normal forms, and general good database development in general, check out Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition by Michael J. Hernandez. Without a doubt the most useful db development book I’ve ever laid my hands on.