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Build Your Own ASP.NET 4 Web Site Using C# & VB, 4th Edition by Cristian Darie, Wyatt Barnett, Timmothy Posey

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Chapter 7Database Design and Development

As you begin to build dynamic web applications, it will become increasingly obvious that you need to store data and allow users to access it through your application. Whether you’re building a company-wide intranet that can only be accessed by employees, or a feature-rich ecommerce site that will be visited by millions of people, you’ll need a system for storing information. Enter: the database.

In 1970, E.F. Codd, an employee of IBM, proposed his idea for what would become the first relational database design model. His model, which offered new methods for storing and retrieving data in large applications, far surpassed any idea or system that was in place at the time. The concept of relational data stemmed ...

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