Databases from Zero
Databases from Zero is a general introduction to the world of databases.
What is a Database? - Databases are a special kind of technology for handling lots of information. Databases let you store your information in a way that is safe, fast and flexible, allowing you to reuse it again and again without creating any additional, unneccesary work.
Why Use a Database - Now that you know what a database is - why use one?
What is in a Database and Why Excel ISNT a Database - A lot of people think a database is just a list and Excel does a good job in handling lists. It does! But Excel makes a lousy database. Learn why.
Getting Started With Valentina
Installing Valentina for Revolution - Valentina is available on both MacOS X and Windows. Learn how to install them.
May I See Your References? - Valentina uses references to manage what and where your data is located. Read this primer on references to learn how references work.
Starting and Stopping Valentina - Valentina is an engine that works with your favorite development tool. Learn how to start and stop Valentina programatically.
Creating Valentina Databases - Your programs can create new Valentina databases programmatically by sending and receiving information from Valentina. Learn how your applications can create new databases.
Opening and Closing Existing Databases - Now that you have information stored in a Valentina database, what next? Learn how to work with existing Valentina databases.