C. J. Date is one of the founding fathers of the relational database field. Many of todayâ€™s seasoned database professionals "grew up" on Dateâ€™s writings. Those same professionals, along with other serious database students and practitioners, form the core audience for Dateâ€™s ongoing writing efforts. Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006 is a compilation of Dateâ€™s most significant articles and papers over the past seven years. It gives readers a one-stop place in which to find Dateâ€™s latest thinking on relational technology. Many papers are not easily found outside this book.