Designing database from scratch

David Cantrell david at
Wed Oct 25 13:07:49 BST 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 11:32:29AM +0100, paddy wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 11:05:37AM +0100, alex at wrote:
> > 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
> > What is the "state of the art" for database design in the open source
> > world? What do you use?
> vim ? ;-)

My dirty little secret is that I quite like using MS Access, cos it has
a nifty thing where you can draw lines between tables and stuff.

Failing that, I'd use something like dia, or pencil and paper.

David Cantrell | Nth greatest programmer in the world

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