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Emil Drkušić 28th Jun 2018

Spreadsheets – Excel, Google Sheets, or a sheet by any other name – are really cool and powerful tools. But then, so are databases. When should you stick with a spreadsheet? When should you move up to a database?

 
Emil Drkušić 13th Jun 2018

There isn’t much chance you’ve missed the whole idea of the sharing economy – whether you like it or not. Popularized by companies like Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and many others, it lets people earn some cash by renting out their unused stuff. Let’s see the data model behind such an application.

 
Emil Drkušić 21st May 2018

If there’s a way to order groceries online, why not use it? This article examines the data model behind a grocery store’s delivery system.

 
Emil Drkušić 18th Apr 2018

Turn-based games and their map-based counterparts have been popular for a long time. Suppose we were to take such games into the 21st century by making them digital. What data model is up to the job?

 
Vertabelo Team 5th Apr 2018

Various apps promise to make your search for parking painless. Let’s examine this type of app using our data modeling glasses. What does the underlying model look like?

 
Emil Drkušić 29th Mar 2018

Organizing children's parties is not an easy job: everything has to be perfectly planned and delivered. Otherwise, chaos happens. It’s up to the adults – more specifically, the party planners – to take care of everything and do it properly.
Is there a better way to do this than to organize everything in a database? We don’t think so!

 
Emil Drkušić 1st Mar 2018

Hungry but you don’t want to cook? Call up a restaurant, order your favorite meal, and read about a data model that can organize the whole process.

 
Emil Drkušić 14th Feb 2018

It’s Valentine’s Day and you’re single. Again. Not cool. Not cool at all. We’ll do something about that with today’s dating app data model. Ok, reading this article won’t automatically get you a date. Or maybe it will. Let’s see.

 
Vertabelo Team 31st Jan 2018

Lots of people use mobile weather apps to plan their day – or at least decide if they need to carry an umbrella! What sort of data model lies underneath these popular programs?

 
Emil Drkušić 17th Jan 2018

Trading cryptocurrencies, buying stocks, and the like is extremely popular these days – it’s perceived as easy profit. Prices are currently rising, but we can’t know when that will change. On the other hand, we know it will at some point. But we’re not here to make financial predictions. Instead, we’ll talk about a data model that can be used to support the trade of cryptocurrencies and financial instruments like stocks or fund shares.