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If you read through a number of the older threads in this and the technical forum, you'll see that the issue of implementing ring constraints not a new one. Like you, I feel that the use of ring constraints is a natural and very useful approach to a number of ORM problems. It's frustrating not to be able to have a well modeled UofD ...
I'm a fan of ORM/NIAM and am a happy user of VEA and started experimenting with NORMA and I really liked it. There is however one thing that does not really work in VEA and doesn't seem to work at all in NORMA which is the generation of the ring constraints. I was hoping that with the new update this would be solved.
Another thing which ...
I totally agree that, ideally, it would be better to focus on a good conceptual model for fixed structure elements. as a matter of fact, if you've read my posts on modeling a bad database design, you know how I lamented that making a good conceptual model does not necessarily produce an accurate representation of the physical structure of ...
Your point about using R.E. to include external (fixed structure elements), into a model is well stated, and I can see where you would find it valuable. However, I think it's a matter of putting the process in the wrong place. What I think would be of better use, is an improved process for UofD discovery and description for terms and ...
Everyone has made some very good point here. I'll add my two cents from a new initiate's perspective:
The graphical diagram is most suitible for getting the big picture, conceptually, but subtle little things like constraints are easy to missunderstand. That's where the readings become so valuable to me.
I prefer using the textual fact ...
Sounds like you've been busy! I envy your activity, skills, and the time you have been able to put toward this topic.
As for a text only modeling tool, it will be interesting to see how how completely you can model various types of domains (and to what modeling objectives), using only text based methods. My guess is that you ...
I'm working on a text-only ORM tool as a single-page web app,
using Ajax in Rails. I have a full back-end database design to
hold a complete ORM Model (including some extensions I think
are important, like aspects, multiple populations, etc), and
I'm just now fleshing out all the display, actions, and pane
refreshing. I'll be making use of ...
I think a lot of what would make SilverLight a suitable platform for a web-based NORMA tool, will only be realized with SL version 1.1.]; version 1.0 (just released), is pretty much a way to get into SL coding. Version 1.1 requires .Net 3.5, and that's not even slated for the 2008 versions of VS, due next Feb. Still, NORMA being in CTP, ...
Noah and I have discussed this idea a bit. With the release of SilverLight why not make a very basic version of Norma that would work on the web? There have been so many times when I wanted to put a quick ORM diagram of an idea together when I was at a computer that did not have Visual Studio. All it would need is a factor editor box that would ...
Great! Noah told me you guys were really busy this quarter and got a lot of new stuff working.