Keep on Learning
TV, or in this case, YouTube can be an excellent way to learn about many things. I really like that IBM is taking an active role at getting valuable content out on YouTube. What's even better is that many of the videos become viral and end up getting many views.
The videos are extemely well done and worthy of going viral. Take these two videos: Servers for Truth #1 and Servers for Truth #2. The videos are in answer to several claims made recently by Oracle. You'll enjoy... and get the REAL story!
Another set of videos that you may wish to watch on YouTube are the "Let's Build a Smarter Planet" series. Again this is a set of amazing videos that explain how and why the world needs to be smarter. My favourite is the one where Jeff Jonas is the star... which one is it? Watch them all to find out.... you won't be disappointed!
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It’s all about being social these days! There is much value in interacting with our customers, partners, competitors, collaborators, and fellow employees around the world. We can only benefit in all of our objectives by embracing ideas from the many people in the world that have opinions on what we do.
Before I buy anything of value, I first search the internet for customer feedback and recommendations. I do this for books, movies, electronics, cars, just about anything I consider buying. Do you do the same thing? If the feedback from someone with actual experience is positive, I am more likely to seriously consider buying the item myself. If the feedback is overwhelmingly positive from many people, my buying decision gets easier. If the feedback is negative, it helps as well... but only if a clear description of the problem is described and multiple people have experienced the same problem / dissatisfaction.
That, in a nutshell, is the power of social media! And the same is true for free content on the web: If you recommend content that you’ve read and liked or follow blogs or twitter accounts that provide valuable information, others may follow your lead and read the content as well.
This blog post contains my recommendations for content that is available to keep your skills sharp with DB2 and InfoSphere. I hope that this is a list that you’ll save and share.
A wide range of IBM experts, programs, and services are available to help you take your information management skills to the next level. Participate in our online community though developerWorks. Find whitepapers, videos, demos, DB2 Express downloads, and more. Visit ibm.com/developerworks/data/.
IBM Data Management magazine delivers interactive, highly dynamic content, including webinars and video about the technical topics of interest to you. Connect with a community of the world’s top information management professionals and a broad range of voices from across the industry. Visit ibmdatamag.com.
Database Journal focuses on Database Management & Programming News, Articles & Tutorials for Database Administrators. Visit http://www.databasejournal.com/features/db2/
Here is a collection of the blogs that I recommend for the DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows products:
IM Skills by Susan Visser
Build your Skill on Information Management: books, certifications, tutorials, and more
Thoughts from Information Management Support Contributors: Kate Dawson and DB2 support team members.
Blogging to benefit Information Management Support customers worldwide.SQL Tips for DB2 LUW by Serge Rielau (瑞赛奇)
You ask, I blog the answer - Submit a question and help make this blog as useful to you as it can possibly be. I will read all questions and answer what I can.
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Availability Topics by Dale McInnis
The intent of this blog is to discuss the availability aspects of DB2 LUW as well as share some tips and tricks to help you out.
DB2dean by Dean Compher
Dean Compher is an IBM IT Specialist who, along with his team, helps customers and prospective customers with DB2 on Linux, UNIX and Windows (LUW) technical questions and issues. As this page makes painfully clear, I am a DBA and not a web designer, but I would be happy to get your DB2 questions answered or talk to you about the great features of DB2 or IBM Integration Products. If you are looking at a new database solution or want to compare us to your existing database vendor, please do not hesitate to contact me about getting a presentation or just to ask questions.
An Expert's Guide to DB2 Technology by Chris Eaton
Chris is a DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows lifer having worked at IBM on DB2 since its inception. Follow along as Chris shares his experiences and provides tips and techniques for getting the most out of DB2 including how to exploit new features and releases as they come on-line.
Smarter Questions Blog Contributors: Nancy Kopp, Conor O’Mahoney, Gary Crupi and more.
The posts on this blog are written by IBM experts and Champions for the purpose of exploring the differences between IBM solutions and Oracle solutions.
BigDataOnCloud + FreeDB2 by Leon Katsnelson
This blog is about free database products in general and IBM DB2 Express-C in particular. For most people “free” means they get to keep their money. Open source people often refer to this kind of “free” as “free as in beer”. The focus of this blog is the “free as in beer” database products.
At times I also talk about “free” as in “freedom”. I really want to exercise some degree of freedom on this blog. I work at the IBM Toronto Laboratory in the DB2 Development organization. I’ve been here for as long as I can remember. Which is equally an indication of my age, or loss of memory with age, and the length of time I’ve spent being at IBM and around DB2. Part of my job is managing the team that delivers DB2 Express-C. As an IBM manager, I have some restrictions on my freedom. I am, for example, not free to disclose IBM future plans. So, on this blog I will be expressing opinions that are mine alone and I will not be speaking for IBM in any way. I will not be disclosing any secrets. By the same token, I will not be giving you the IBM party line either. I will do my best to stay impartial but I have to warn you, I am opinionated and biased.
Interested in DB2? You've come to the right place! This is a group for fans of all DB2 versions on all platforms (DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows, DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for i5/OS). We are a community of users, peers and experts whose purpose is to share ideas, experiences and resources to expand your skills and deepen your technical expertise.
hacking diary by Henrique Zambon
Hey! I'm Henrique, a Brazilian student at Poli-USP living temporarily in Canada for an
internship position at IBM.
DB2 on Campus Contributed by:
Zen and the Art of Programming by Antonio Cangiano
Antonio Cangiano works as a Software Engineer and Technical Evangelist at IBM, for the Toronto Software Lab, where the kick ass DB2 Express-C database is produced.
Unfolding Code by Marius Butuk
As a final year Master student at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi, Romania, I currently took a break from focusing exclusively on Software Engineering for an internship with the IBM Toronto Software Lab, in Canada. I have to confess, it's impossible to be around great minds and not to feel an abundance of learning opportunities, so I feel it is the moment to share the knowledge.
Leons Tech Blog by Leons Petrazickis
My name is Leons Petrazickis, and I like to scribble about various techie things. Opinions stated here are not representative of anyone other than myself.
Aggregator of all DB2 related blogs.
DB2 on Campus
Information Management Skills
These are some of the twitter accounts you may wish to subscribe to:
Go big with your database skills - this is your guide to the many DB2 training, learning and certification resources.
Mix over 10 000 client briefings, nearly 2 000 000 status miles, 15 books, 350 articles, IBM exec, MMA, sports nut, and lost Twitter virginity, you get Paul Z
Twitter for All Things Informix.
To promote events happening at IDUG conferences.
More general IBM twitter accounts:
IBM Training News
The World Wide DB2 User Community
for z/OS - What's On !
Information Management (DB2/Cognos) Enthusiasts
DB2 pureXML Network
Share your opinion, on these and all sites that you check out... everyone will appreciate it :)
PS: This list is NOT exhaustive. If you think I’ve missed something of interest, let me know. Thanks!