Strategy for Database Application Evolution: the DB-MAIN Approach

Hick, JM; Hainaut, JL
Proc. ER 2003

While recent data management technologies, e.g., object-oriented,
address the problem of databases schema evolution, standard information systems
currently in use raise challenging problems when evolution is concerned.
This paper studies database evolution from the developer point of view. It shows
how requirements changes are propagated to the database schemas, to the data
and to the programs through a general strategy. This strategy requires the documentation
of the database design. When absent, this documentation has to be rebuilt

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