I’m getting ready to define the schema for the bugs backend DB when it occurred to me that I needed a minimal schema in order to maintain the one-page requirement. I do not want to get crazy with 100′s of one-off fields. Just a simple set of required fields… auto filling them when possible.
Fields in the most normal form:
- bug_id (FK)
- field_id [opened_by, open_date, close_date, status, importance, assigned_to, story, note, ...]
I have included field_value and field_text because most DBs have different profiles for TEXT and VARCHAR fields. So in this implementation certain field_ids will be assigned to certain field_**.
What fields would you add and still keep it lean? Would you add a separate agile state or wrap that in status?
This appears to be a good reference. It’s still more info than I wanted… but it might be practical for both bugs and requirements.