Teaching-Programme for Junior Professors (2014)

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of the database curriculum at the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz. The courses of the database curriculum are all accompanied by intensive practical exercises. In order to give students an opportunity to gather realistic implementation experience in this field, we have continued the development of an existing educational database management system (DBMS), Minibase.

In contrast to the original version of Minibase, which was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, our Minibase implementation is realized in Java. As part of this project, this implementation is extended and improved in correspondence to the requirements of our database courses. Specifically, the software documentation and the exercise assignments are improved. Finally, new test cases will be developed to better support students in the learning process.