Category Archives: CST-363

Week 22 – Transactions and Locks

Weekly Learning Interesting week going over transaction and locks. All very new material for me, and I’ve had to read and reread some of it to make sure I’m actually understanding it. The assignment itself wasn’t that hard, but there … Continue reading

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Week 21 – Indexes and B-Trees

Weekly Learning This week we took a fairly deep dive into indexing, the strategies behind it, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. This is by far the densest topic that we’ve covered so far. Again, I have to refer … Continue reading

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Week 20 – Project 1 Part 2

Weekly Learning This week we worked on the exam. One of the interesting things about the exam is that despite it being open book, it is still a challenge. I’ve been very careful to craft each query and double check … Continue reading

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Week 19 – Project 1 – Database Design

Weekly Learning This has been a very demanding week. Project one has been a challenge with both the creation of the database, as well as creating an application to properly visualize the data. I think we started working on it … Continue reading

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Week 18 – Database Design

Weekly Learning Database Design is a very interesting topic. My personal experience designing databases has been very limited professionally. Normally, I have gone by what the data looks like and designing around it. Comparing this to how the chapter describes … Continue reading

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