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From "Stan Bradbury (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-913) [WWD] Proposal to create and add Working With Derby, an activity-based tutorial document, to the Derby documentation set
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 01:07:31 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-913?page=comments#action_12369119 ] 

Stan Bradbury commented on DERBY-913:
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Additional topics suggested by Ian Leslie to Derby-user on Feb 2, 2006
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=== Excerpt:
  Based on the next things I searched out information on I suggest the following additional
modules:

1) A module showing a more complex example of inserting data.  Introduce
the notion of temporary tables and show how they can be used to hold
simple data so that a more complex insert can be performed to populate a
database.  I am thinking here of something with a normalized set of
tables and how to insert data such that the ids of one table join with
another.  As someone with little SQL or database experience, creating
and populating the schema for my data was challenging (I have a friend
who helped design a good schema - but I was thinking that more advanced
database example would help us novices a lot).  I had to fall back on my
friend again for the SQL to perform the loading because the insert
examples I read in the documentation were all very simple.

2) A module showing how to use update.  I have discovered that each
database uses update slightly differently.  Some non trivial examples of
update (perhaps with the more advanced database idea above) would be
helpful.

3) A module showing how to produce and then connect to a read only
database.  Same thing in a .jar'ed database.  The documentation has a
good recipe at the moment but a step by step example to build on would
be even better.

I think the modules you have already will be very interesting I simply
wanted to suggest you add a few more.



> [WWD] Proposal to create and add Working With Derby, an activity-based tutorial document,
to the Derby documentation set
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DERBY-913
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-913
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: Documentation
>     Versions: 10.2.0.0
>     Reporter: Stan Bradbury
>     Assignee: Stan Bradbury
>  Attachments: WWDditaSrc0220.zip, WWDditaSrc0222.zip, WWDhtml0220.zip, WorkingWithDerbyV1.1.html,
WorkingWithDerbyV10.html, workingwithderby0222.pdf
>
> I propose starting a new activity-based tutorial document for Derby.  The proposed name
is "Working With Derby" and I'd like to include it with the next release.  The document would
target new Derby users.  Information would be presented that supports a series of activities
designed to be performed after installation.  These activities will guide beginners through
the basics of using Derby.  Attached is a proposal that further describes the initial topics
as I see them.  I would very much like feedback on all aspects of this proposal from the Derby
communities.  Please post all feedback to the derby-user maillist, include Working With Derby
(WWD for short) in the subject line of all messages on this topic.

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