This is the thirteenth post in a weekly series of blog posts I will be writing to document my experience in CS327E, Elements of Databases, for the Elements of Computing Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Monday April 15 & Wednesday April 17th
I missed both Monday and Wednesday due to illness. I followed the slides from home. We covered Functional Dependencies and MySQL Update command. This week has been much slower, which has been nice. The calm before finals. Next week we have the final project due and our group gives our final presentation on Friday. I’m also doing a presentation on Wednesday over the ways in which I used databases in my work as the Information Technology Manager for The Cohen New Works Festival. I’m looking forward to it.
Friday, April 19th
Today I was back in class, which was good, I got so tired of being home and doing nothing all day. That’s just not my style. We covered Multivalued Functional Dependencies. While it was a little confusing at first, I think I know have it making sense in my head. It’s all about the different combinations of attributes, and preventing data duplication. We also covered Database closure.