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003+11-15-11+-+Chapter+7 - Slide 1 Chapter 7 Bill Gates...

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Slide 2 Chapter 7 Bill Gates 1975 - Bill Gates and Paul Allen form a company called Microsoft to produce and market Microsoft Basic, a version of the Basic programming language for microcomputers Basic quickly became the standard language installed in virtually every computer Microsoft’s biggest break came in 1981 when IBM went shopping for an operating system for its PC Microsoft purchased OS software for $50k, then licensed it to IBM
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Slide 3 Bill Gates Today Bill Gates and Microsoft dominate the PC software industry. Internet Explorer Web browser is a central component of the Windows OS Microsoft desktop applications have links to the Internet Microsoft has partnerships with dozens of Web-related businesses worldwide Microsoft interview questions: “How Would You Move Mount Fuji?” “How many piano tuners are there in the world?”
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Slide 4 Database Applications and Implications
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Slide 5 Chapter 7 Objectives Explain what a database is and describe its basic structure Identify the kinds of problems that can be best solved with database software Describe different kinds of database software, from simple file managers to complex relational databases
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Slide 6 Chapter 7 Objectives (continued) Describe database operations for storing, sorting, updating, querying, and summarizing information Give examples of ways in which large, easily accessible databases make lives safer or more convenient Explain the ways databases threaten our privacy
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Slide 7 Chapter 7 Database Basics “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate its contents.” -- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu,1928
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Slide 8 Chapter 7 Database Basics What Good Is a Database? A database: A collection of information stored on computer disks Database software: Application software (like word processing and spreadsheet software) Designed to maintain databases (collections of information)
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Slide 9 Chapter 7 The Electronic File Cabinet: Database Basics Advantages offered by computerized databases: Make it easier to store large quantities of information Make it easier to retrieve information quickly and flexibly Make it easy to organize and reorganize information Make it easy to print and distribute information in a variety of ways
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Slide 10 Chapter 7 The Electronic File Cabinet: Database Basics Database Anatomy Database program: a software tool for organizing the storage and retrieval of information Database: a collection of information stored in an organized form in a computer Typically composed of one or more tables A collection of related information A collection of records
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Slide 11 Chapter 7 The Electronic File Cabinet: Database Basics A record is the information relating to one person, product, or event Each discrete piece of information in a record is a field Field Record Table
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Slide 12 Chapter 7 The Electronic File Cabinet: Database Basics
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course CMPE 03 taught by Professor Geraldmoulds during the Fall '11 term at UCSC.

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003+11-15-11+-+Chapter+7 - Slide 1 Chapter 7 Bill Gates...

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