||From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it's next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology-no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in.||From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You'll discover how to:||||Model data accurately||Design a reliable functional database||Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget||Build a user-friendly database application||Put your database on the Web||||In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include:||||Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved||Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life||Using a structured approach to database development||Creating an appropriate data model||Developing a reliable relational design||Understanding the complexities you're likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them||Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools||Keeping your database secure||Putting your database on the Internet||||Today's powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company's current and future data storage and management needs.