COMPARISON PROGRAM FOR DATABASE APPLICATIONS
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-19
Client/Server applications are normally designed with an initial schema architecture and then is implemented within a database application (eg. Oracle, SQL Server, Access, Paradox, Interbase). As features are developed and new releases are created, the schema goes through numerous changes. These types of applications are typically developed by a group of 7-10 engineers working on different features per a release. To keep track of the changes being made to the schema, the database is version controlled using clearcase. Before an engineer could modify the schema archi- tecture, the engineer needed approval by a change control board (CCB). Changes to the data that was stored within the schema was not reviewed by the CCB, but was reviewed during the engineer's devel- opment reviews.