Why be Normal – Introduction to Normalization

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A good introduction to the concept of normalization. I mistakenly thought the topic would be slightly more advanced than it was, but the questions asked in the Q&A were the types of topics I expected.

A good introduction to the concept of normalization. I mistakenly thought the topic would be slightly more advanced than it was, but the questions asked in the Q&A were the types of topics I expected.

Really awesome presentation that broke down Normalization. I now finally understand how to normalize my databases.

This would be great for someone who did not have a CS education. Many people learn PHP without a strong DB background. This is a good primer to get those people started

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Anonymous at 15:01 on 25 May 2011

This talk was a good start to learning normalization. The graphics were clear and very easy to follow; made normalization seem so simple! Her style makes the talks seem more like a class where she tries to engage the audience and you really learn something.

Relied a bit heavily on audience participation. Good coverage of concepts and terminology. Ran short, needs more material. Additional coverage of applications and appropriate situations for using or switching to each normal form and related performance effects and implications would be good. Look to Jay Pipes' older presentations "Join Fu" and "Legend of Drunken Query Master" at http://www.joinfu.com for inspiration on presentation of material.