[lug] Database design tools?

Frederic Herman fherman at inferential.com
Mon Dec 8 16:21:06 MST 2003

Bear Giles wrote:

> Michael Wegener wrote:
>> At the risk of provoking the wrath of this list, I have often used M$ 
>> Access
>> GUI design to hack tables and dependencies, then exported to text to 
>> make
>> real SQL DDL.
> That's why I tried to downplay this issue a bit - our primary document 
> is and will remain the java source.  We really don't care how our 
> object persistence tool maps objects to the underlying datastore as 
> long as it does the job.
> Fortunately hibernate is pretty intuitive with how it does the mapping 
> and xdoclet allows us to specify sqlish names so the standard database 
> tools will still make sense... but everything has to be driven by the 
> Java source.
> Bear
I use webmin for simple mysql manipulation.  It also allows sql commands.


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