Thanks for all your feedback about the User Gathering! It looks like we will have around 7-8 attendees, so this message is primarily aimed at those of you who wish to come:
Timing - no change
Friday 15th May, starting at:
Central Europe: 4pm
West Coast USA: 7am.
The Big Topic - DATABASE MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY
So my initial idea of getting some cool presentations on specific topics didn’t quite work out, so here is the related plan (B).
I’ve expanded the topic slightly to call it “Database Management Methodology”… so to go a bit beyond just migration into your complete approach to database management:
- Database schema (table / column) definitions and documentation
- Database changes during the design process
- Creating complex queries
- Schema synchronisation between design/test/production databases
Reading the thread about the new Wappler Database Manager, it seems much of the debate isn’t so much about the fine details of what it can do, but more about how and whether we will use it. So it seems a good starting point on this debate is to hear of our current database management methodologies, why we do them the way we do, and to get a better understanding of where the Database Manager might fit into all of these possibilities.
So I have in mind an agenda something like this:
Getting to know each other (30 minutes)
Everyone has 3 uninterrupted minutes to say some words about their background, their current use of Wappler and anything specific they want to get out of the gathering.
"My Database Management Methodology" (60 minutes)
Everyone who would like to has a chance to speak about their current database management methodology, probably for around 5 minutes each. You can prepare the odd scribbled diagram, do some kind of screen shared demo or just chat from the top of your head, and then be prepared to take about 5 minutes of questions from everyone else.
The idea is for something completely informal… you don’t need to give it any preparation time if you are really busy, just be prepared to sit somewhere near the edge of your comfort zone and share for the greater good!
Could those of you planning to attend please reply as to whether you are willing to contribute to this section?
How We Might Use Wappler’s Database Manager (25 minutes)
A more general discussion on how what we have learned and shared will fit into the new world of Wappler 3.0. Hopefully @George will be here too and can field all our questions and hear our perspectives.
I’ll try to chair a fair and reasonable debate!
Wrapup (5 minutes)
Just a quick summary from everyone about how it has gone and what they have learned.
I’ll scope out some of the technology suggested and post the meeting room on here on Friday morning.