Designing database from scratch alex at
Wed Oct 25 11:05:37 BST 2006


I'm designing a database from scratch and want to progress from the "back
of an envelope design". I'm thinking of using SQL Fairy eg

I write an XML description of the SQL Schema

SQL Fairy converts that to

   MySQL SQL Code (typically create statements)

and possibly


and definitely

   GraphViz diagrams

(I'll also be writing some Java code to access the database too and
possibly some PHP to if I am unlucky).

What is the "state of the art" for database design in the open source
world? What do you use?


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