> Hey, all. I've been using databases clear back to xBase days; that being
> said, I've never had a solid foundation for relational databases. While I
> can muddle by in SQL, I really don't have a good understanding of exactly
> how keys are set up, the underpinnings of indexing, and, oh, lots of
> ground-level stuff. Call me a "user", and you'd be right -- an
> administrator of databases? Not so much.
> So, any suggestions -- books, courses, web sites, what-have-you -- that I
> should be hitting up so I can have a better grasp of what's going on
> behind the scenes?
I'd suggest you start learning about relational theory first, SQL later,
any specific DBMS after that (or together with SQL).
Indexing, for example, has nothing to do per-se with relational
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