Our guide to data models is here!

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Last month, we explained on how we commonly design our REST API for our products. But apparently, some people still don't understand what the “model-centric path approach” actually mean.

Now, we admit that it might be technical to explain here. In short, we are talking about data models, aka. how we commonly organize different sets of data. Since we all believe in object-oriented (OOP) software design, as well as object-relationship mapping (ORM) mechanisms, we adopt a strategy where a data model should be designated as a distinct Class (in OOP) and Entity (in entities, commonly in relational database design).

Today, we are starting a new experiment on our digital garden. As we discussed last year, a digital garden is another way to organize ever-growing knowledge without forcefully having it to be perfect to be, a blog article, for example. And sure, there are some “plants” there that are more mature than others, and our explanation of Data Models could be one of them.

When we talk about a data model, we’re not talking about one specific kind of data, but a group of data assigned according to a related context. It means that each data contained inside a data model should be related in a certain way. And that also means, data models are an efficient way to organize data to produce an information.

Data Models on our digital garden.

Now, no matter how deep are your current understanding about data, OOP, database systems, or so, we are trying our best to explain these concepts from beginners and up. So, why not just check it out at https://shift.reinhart1010.id/note/data-models?