A data model provides application developers a much better understanding of the overall application architecture, even though generally speaking they are not required to know in-depth about database architecture details. A database designer can use a tool like Rational XDE to model and visualize the database, ensure database rules, add different database objects, and play around with relationships. The article shows you the basics of how to model a DB2 db using Rational XDE Developer for Java.
Modeling a Database with Rational XDE Developer for Java
Submitted by Frank 2004-04-19 Java 3 Comments
Instead of creating the table structure from the head.
Why not use an IDE..
Does anyone know if there is viable a viable choice for the PHP/Mysql/PostgreSQL developer?
I prefer to use PowerDesigner DataArchtect and DataModeller from the Sybase suite of tools. http://www.sybase.com/
Works well, not much bloat and produces the results i want.