Schema Documentation and Design Using a Mind Map

A session at MongoSV 2012

  • Tavo De León

Tuesday 4th December, 2012

4:10pm to 4:50pm (PST)

Most people are visual learners. Often, visual learners will find that information "clicks" when it is explained with the aid of a chart or picture. In the RDBMS world a database schema is "visualized" through an Entity Relationship (ER) diagram. An ER diagram is the primary communication tool for a data model. MongoDB provides a powerful dynamic database schema.

However it is sometimes difficult to visualize. An accurate visualization of a schema dramatically increases the ability to communicate the flexibility and power MongoDB between developers, architects, DBAs and end users. A mind map is a visual thinking tool that helps structure information, do better analysis, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Its power lies in its simplicity, much like MongoDB. Using mind mapping open source tools, a clear and vibrant visualization of a dynamic MongoDB schema can be created that "clicks."

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Time 4:10pm4:50pm PST

Date Tue 4th December 2012

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