The DB2 Magazine January Poll asks:
Which DBA/developer book do you turn to again and again?* DB2 Developer's Guide (5th Edition)* DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows Certification Study Guide (series)* Understanding DB2: Learning Visually with Examples* Informix Handbook* SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming, Third Edition* The Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS* Informix Basics* DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, and z/OS* Physical Database Design: The database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more
or something else?
I'm looking forward to seeing your responses! I won't vote myself since I'm terribly biased! I think all the books are fantastic. Encourage everyone you know to vote.
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I'm interested in what your answer is....
What new skills will you pursue in 2009?
1. XML2. SOA-related skills3. Database modeling and design4. Information systems design5. New programming languages and techniques6. Catching up with new features in DB2 and Informix7. Certification8. All of the above9. None of the above
From:IBM Database MagazineDecember 16, 2008Volume 9, Issue 26
What do you think? Has the use of XML increased in the past two years? Find out... first answer the current poll question and then check on the change in usage over the past two years:
Database Magazine Poll Question: How much do you use or manage XML?
What motivates you to take a training course?a) Training promotionb) Professional developmentc) Product upgraded) Job requirement
Log your response on the IDUG Instapol which has recently been updated with this new question.
Early results suggest that professional development drives the most people to training (based on 23 total votes). Help us get a very clear picture by ensuring that you log your vote.
Here are the results for the instapol that was focused on ILO:
Would you be interested in taking instructor-led online training?Yes, definitely. -- 62.09% (95 votes)No, I prefer classroom training. -- 16.34% (25 votes)Maybe, I’m thinking about it. -- 18.3% (28 votes)I’ve never heard of it. -- 3.27% (5 votes)
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