A course in relational and non-relational databases, with MySQL and MongoDB as the tools of choice. Students will study SQL, database administration, database design, the differences between relational and NoSQL databases and their respective advantages, and the particulars of MySQL and MongoDB. 3 credits.
There will be no required textbook.
A virtual machine custom built for this course will be provided on the course website.
Office Hours: The perfect opportunity to ask general questions about course material, specific questions about homework problems or in-class examples, questions about your grade, questions about your project, etc. My office location and office hour schedule are on my home page. You can also e-mail me to set up an appointment outside of office hours if that suits your schedule better.
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There will be four in-class exams. The average of your exam scores comprises 60% of your course grade. Exam 4 is optional - you may choose to "skip" Exam 4 and use the average of your first three exams only.
The rest of your grade will come from completing milestones in the course project.