Introduction to Databases
The next time you are in a restaurant, supermarket, or driving through a stop light, think of what is going on around you, and try to see what goes on behind the scenes as if everything supporting it is managed by a database.
Here are some examples:
Now think of your home and view it in terms of a database. For example, you buy products. How is your checkbook managed? There are different rooms in your house. What are they, and what is contained in each? You make dinner throughout the week. Is there a menu driving what you have, or do you eat certain dishes on certain nights?
Come up with two different aspects of home living and think about whether each can be supported by a database. This is not to say that we are going to create a database for it; this is just an exercise to get you thinking of a structure or organization behind a particular process.