Advanced Relational Programming by F. CacaceAdvanced Relational Programming by F. Cacace

Advanced Relational Programming

byF. Cacace, G. Lamperti

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Databaseprogrammingis the process ofdeveloping data-intensiveapplications which demand the access to large amounts of structured, persistent data. The primary tool required for implementing such applications is a database programming language, namely aformal language which is specialized in the definition and manipulationof relevant large-scale data. As such, a database programming language is expected to provide high-level data modeling capabilitiesas well as avarietyofconstructs which facilitatethehandlingofthespecifieddata. Inthis perspective, the aim of this book is: (i) to present the recent advances in database technologyfrom theviewpointofthe novel database paradigmsproposedfor the developmentofadvanced, non-standard, data-intensive applications, (ii) to focus specificallyon the relational approach, with considerableemphasis on the extensions proposed in the last decade, and (iii) to describe the extended relational database languageAlgres which is primarily the outcome of research work conducted by the authorsincooperationwithalargenumberofothercolleaguesandstudents. Furthermore, in orderto put the concepts presented in the book into practice, the reader is invited to experiment with the Algres system, afree copyofwhich can be requestedfromKluwerAcademicPublishers,ordirectlyfromtheauthors. Dependingonthespecific interest andbackgroundofthereader,thebookcanserve either:(1) to overview recent trends in databases, (2) to introduce in more detail the concepts and theory of the nested relational model, or (3) to present a complete advancedrelationallanguagewhichcanbefreelyusedforexperimentalpurposeswithin academicandresearchframeworks.
Title:Advanced Relational ProgrammingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pagesPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401037426

ISBN - 13:9789401037426


Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Recent Evolution in Database Technology. 3. Theory of the Nested Relational Model. 4. Algres, an Extended Relational Database Programming Language. 5. Programming in Algres. 6. Alice, the Application Program Interface of Algres. 7. Algraph, the Graphical Interface of Algres. Appendix A: Syntax of Algres. Appendix B: Syntax of Alice Operators. Appendix C: Algres and Alice Keywords. Appendix D: Installing and Using the Algres System. Bibliography. Index.