Happy 2009 to one and all! May it be a joyful and prosperous year for you and your loved ones!
The last week of December the following announcement was made and I wanted to make sure that you didn't miss it: DB2 Express-C for Mac OS X is finally available for download.
This beta release will no doubt be of interest to developers, particularly those who use scripting languages like Ruby, Python and PHP. These communities are in fact, increasingly embracing Mac OS X as their operating system of choice.
If you haven't already seen it, see also an announcement from Antonio Cangiano.
Funny side note.... I own a Mac myself and when I tell people, they treat me like I'm a traitor to IBM! I'm quite pleased that IBM is not tying their software to a single platform and that we long term IBMers can happily and proudly say that we use a Mac... and our top tier software runs quite nicely on it.
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Prior to joining IBM, I was a Mac user... and recently became one again after nearly 20 years as a mainframe or PC user. In my work-life (19 years at IBM), I've never encountered a Mac, but apparently that is changing.
Listen to Carlton Doe in a replay of the webcast: Developing Informix Dynamic Server applications for Mac OS X to learn how you can bring the advantages of IBM® Informix® Dynamic Server to Mac OS X.
About this webcast:
Love your Mac? Need enterprise computing capabilities? Now you can have both. IBM has announced the availability of Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) on Mac OS X, which brings the high volume transaction processing, low cost administration, and high availability to the Mac platform. Learn about options for application development, and get tips and tricks for creating low cost and low administration applications.
Speaker: Carlton Doe, IDS Specialist
Carlton Doe is, according to his youngest daughter, a “total technical dweeb." She shouldn’t complain though since his involvement with Informix products since the early 1990s has kept her clothed, fed and sheltered. He has been a DBA, data server administrator and 4GL developer and very active in the Informix user group community. In fact, he was one of the five founders of the International Informix Users Group (IIUG). He is best known for having written a number of Informix-oriented books including Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Building the Foundation as well as articles, IBM white papers and IBM Redbooks® (as a co-author), materials for his classes, and presentations. Carlton is an Executive IT Specialist for IBM with responsibilities covering the Americas Geographies.