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MySQL Workbench – Next-generation visual database design application

Visual database design is very essential. Almost every web application needs database. And by designing visual representation, relation of tables makes an developer easy to understand on the database. There are many tools to design database like DBDesigner, SQLYog. Recently I found another application that is called MySQL Workbench. It can be used to efficiently design, manage and document database schemata. After using it’s functionality, I found this is a really good tool for design database specially for MySQL.

It is available as both, open source and commercial editions. The Community (OSS) Edition is available from this page under the free software/opensource GNU General Public License (commonly known as the “GPL”)

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What is your favorite database design book?

My wife wants to learn database design. She is an archaeologist. She wants to read a book written in plain English, not h4×0r jargon. She is smart and capable and knows her own data, but does not know SQL or database theory. She wants to be able to design databases and be understood by others who know database design. She also wants to be able to explain her ideas to a programmer who will build the systems she’s designing. Is there a book for her?

Books, Database Design

Vendor Neutral Database Certification

First saw this off of Planet MySQL:

 New Vendor Neutral Database Certification (Dave's Stuff)

Following the link to the CIW site, there are six domains that are being tested:

  1. Relational Database Fundamentals
  2. Relational Database Design and Application
  3. Normalization and Database Design
  4. Structured Query Language (SQL)
  5. Relational Algebra and Databases
  6. Transactions, Concurrency Control and Security

I wonder how much traction this independent certification will get, given the flavors each of the various database platforms use of SQL and …

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Designing databases with MySQL Workbench

A week ago, Mike Zinner and his team released the beta version of MySQL Workbench on http://dev.mysql.com/workbench/. MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool that is developed by MySQL. It is the successor application of the DBDesigner4 project.

There are two different editions of MySQL Workbench at this point in time - an open source edition and a standard edition that is only available for paying customers.

This means that MySQL Workbench introduces a new concept for MySQL. Until now, MySQL products have either been open source or only available through a commercial subscription (such as MySQL Enterprise Monitor).

MySQL Workbench is …

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