Non-class days appear in italics. Readings and video lectures are expected to be reviewed prior to class so we can discuss them. With regard to the videos, you YouTube allows you to speed up videos up to twice the original speed. I suggested starting with 1.5x to 2x of the original speed and then slow down if you feel like you are missing something or need to go back over a segment.

Sep. 4 Relational databases Ch. 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3 Intro, Relational Model, and Querying
Sep. 9 XML Ch. 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 Well formed XML, DTDs, and XML Schema
Sep. 11 JSON None. JSON and JSON demo
Sep. 14 HW1 due
Sep. 16 NoSQL None. NoSQL motivation and NoSQL overview
Sep. 18 Relational Algebra Ch. 2.4 Select/Project/Join and Set operators
Sep. 23 More on relational algebra
Sep. 25 More on relational algebra
Sep. 28 HW2 due
Sep. 30 SQL Ch. 6.1–6.5; 5.2.7 Intro to SQL, SELECT, Table vars and set ops, WHERE clause, FROME/SELECT, JOIN, Aggregation, Null values, and Data modification statements
Oct. 2 Exam 1
Oct. 7 More SQL
Oct. 9 More SQL
Oct. 12 HW 3 due
Oct. 14 Querying XML Ch. 12.1–12.3 XPath, XPath demo, XQuery, XQuery demo, and XSLT
Oct. 16 Querying NoSQL
Oct. 21 Relational design theory Ch. 3.1–3.5 Overview, Functional dependencies, Boyce-Codd, Multi-valued dependencies, and Shortcomings of BCNF/4NF
Oct. 23 UML Ch. 4.7–4.8 UML data modeling and UML to relations
Oct. 26 HW 4 due
Oct. 28 Indexes Ch. 8.3, 8.4 Indexes
Oct. 30 Transactions Ch. 6.6 Intro to transactions, Transaction properties, and Isolation levels
Nov. 4 Constraints Ch. 7.1, 7.2 Overview, Constraints of types, and Referential integrity
Nov. 5 HW 5 due
Nov. 6 Triggers Ch. 7.5 Triggers, Triggers demo 1, and Triggers demo 2
Nov. 11 Exam 2
Nov. 12 Last day to withdraw
Nov. 13 Views Ch. 8.1, 8.2, 8.5 Defining and using views, View modifications, View mod. triggers, Auto view mods, and Materialized views
Nov. 18 No Class—work on Final Project Blabber UML due
Nov. 20 No Class—work on Final Project
Nov. 21 Three Blabber action functions due
Nov. 25, 27 No class—Thanksgiving break
Dec. 2 Authorization Ch. 10.1 Authorization
Dec. 4 OLAP Ch. 10.6, 10.7 OLAP intro and OLAP demo
Dec. 9 Project-in-progress presentations (a class check-in)
Dec. 11 Review
Dec. 14 Final Project due
Dec. 16 Final Exam (1–3pm in LSB 212)
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Homeworks are assigned roughly every two weeks (due on Sunday nights at 11:59pm) and are a mix of problem sets and mini-projects. You may work in groups, but you must specify with whom you work. In general, homework may be submitted late, but will incur a one-time 15% penalty. You may also resubmit fixes for up to 75% original credit.

Labs and exercises

During class, we will focus mostly on hands on exercises, demos, and labs. Some of them are listed here.

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