Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh (IDS-3)
Interfaces to Databases
8-10 July 1996
In this paper, we discuss the potential for the application of the popular and well-known desktop metaphor to object-oriented databases (OODBs). We describe an initial prototype, the Oggetto Desktop, which supports browsing of both the type and structural lattices of an OODB and direct manipulation for accomplishing schema evolution.