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From Aristedes Maniatis <...@maniatis.org>
Subject Re: 4.2 modeler change
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2019 23:00:22 GMT
One advantage of an html/js frontend would be to offer a service on our 
website into which a user could paste their DDL as SQL, and get back:

1. a Cayenne map xml

2. a visual representation of their schema [1]

3. an editor which allows them to make changes

4. The ability to export an updated DDL

5. Some sort of sharing link so they can share and discuss with co-workers


Here's a company I just found doing something similar. 
https://www.dbdesigner.net/


The main advantage of this approach is to give Cayenne greater exposure. 
People come for the tool and walk away with a whole ORM.

I'm ccing this to the dev@ list where it makes more sense.


Ari


[1] Like this 
https://www.mysql.com/common/images/products/MySQL_Workbench_Visual_Design_Mac.png


On 3/10/19 3:20am, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
> But thanks for all the replies. That's sort of where I was going with this as well.

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