For those of you that have heard me talk about “meta-data” modeling, or the concept of modeling data to support certain dynamic data-capture needs… this is for you. This white-paper, originally published by Microsoft, describes in a very methodical way, how a good data-modeler will potentially approach normal and static data-capture needs as opposed to dynamic data-capture scenarios.
It lays out the steps necessary to consider one design over the other, and several other common data-modeling best-practices. Check it out! This is a “must-read” for almost everyone at CodeSmart Inc.