January 31st, 2003, 02:38 PM
Dezign for Databases v3 (beta)
DeZign for Databases v3 beta will be released next week and yours truly has been selected as one of 50 beta testers.
I don't know if any of you use DeZign but if anyone is interested to hear reports on and/or my experiences with the Beta version, let me know.
Some of the new features reported:
- Multiple diagrams per project
- Built in Delphi Web Script to allow changes to the templates which generate the SQL scripts
- Improved referential integrity support (on delete..., on update...)
and much more.
I'm pretty excited about this as these changes will address ALL the complaints I had about DeZign.
January 31st, 2003, 02:56 PM
never heard of it before. but "database", "diagrams", "Delphi" rings bells inside my head
do you have an URL or can i take part in beta-testing? i have to say that i can only test on weekends though and not even all of them as our company requests 150% work from me for the next months
is it a project of your own? or are you just taking part in beta-testing too?
January 31st, 2003, 03:19 PM
You can find out more about DeZign here:
Unfortunately, you cannot become a beta tester at this point. They had 650 applicants from current users of v2.5 and selected 50 from that group.
However, if you'd like to see what v2.5 looks like, there is a demo version (fully functional, just limits the number of objects (tables, fields) you can create.
Grab that here:
I'm not involved with Datanamic in any way, other than as a customer.
I really enjoyed using v2.5 even though it didn't quite fulfill my needs. However, the new features should address that.
I'm also looking at/hoping for the possibility of using the SQL script generator to also generate some PHP classes to work with the generated DB.
January 31st, 2003, 03:32 PM
thanks. got the trial version. i´ll have a look tomorrow (it´s about 11pm here...)
January 31st, 2003, 05:14 PM
We currently use for Oracle and MySQL backends. For the price, I feel the product is very useful and reliable. Let me know what you think.
February 20th, 2003, 10:23 PM
I started using DeZign a couple of months ago. I use a lot of different databases, and it does a great job of create DDL for different target databases. I used Visio for modeling and dabbled with Erwin. I think DeZign definitely holds its own feature-wise, is reasonably priced, and has a very manageable learning curve.
I really like it. Produces nice text and html documentation, too!