If design is so important, why am I dedicating only a small chapter to it toward the end of the book? Well, this is a DB2 book, not a dissertation on the fundamentals of database design. Many of you already have knowledge of normalization, entity modeling, object-relational mapping, and other design concepts; and some ofyou probably don’t care. So instead of derailing this book with a tangent into a different problem space, let’s look at designing the database layer of the Employee of the Year application that you’ve been gradually building, and how you can leverage (and learn about) DB2’s features in the process. For those interested in more design topics in depth, I’ll include references to websites and other books that I’ve found invaluable over the years.
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