Did you know there are five developerWorks forums providing help for Informix Dynamic Server and Informix application development? I didn't until I counted today, and I may have miscounted as it's still early. The number has been growing over recent months as new development software such as the Common Client becomes available. Here is the current list:
IBM IDS Informix Dynamic Server Forum
This forum is a place to exchange ideas, ask questions and share solutions with your peers in the IBM Informix community about the Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) and tools. Active participation in the forum will allow all of the participants to get the maximum return. All information is for community discussion and should not be considered IBM support.
IDS Developer and User Forum
This forum provides a place for Informix Dynamic Server developers and users to share their questions, thoughts, and ideas with others.
Unleash the new Java, .NET, PHP and Ruby client and Developer solutions for IDS 11
IDS 11.10.xC1, Cheetah, supports an industry standard protocol (DRDA). New database providers that can connect to IDS (Cheetah), DB2 (Viper), or other IBM RDBMs are available. The focus of this forum is using these datasource providers with IDS.
The providers are as follows:Java: IBM® Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ, Version 3.50.NET: IBM® Data Server Provider for .NET for Informix Dynamic Server, version 9.5PHP: PDO_IBM, Version 1.21Ruby: Version IBM_DB-0.8.
PHP Forum: Developing PHP applications with IBM Information Management products (DB2, IDS)
This forum is ideal for posting your questions about building better web applications with PHP and IBM Information Management products including: DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, and more. Suggested topic areas include: getting connected to IBM data servers from PHP using native extensions (ibm_db2) and PDO (PHP Data Objects). Other hot topics include using the PHP frameworks such as the Zend Framework and understanding the use of Zend Core for IBM and the new PHP Eclipse tools (PDE). Share your insights on how you use of XML capabilities (XML, XSLT, SQL/XML, XQuery) of IBM data servers from your PHP scripts.
Developer Solutions for IBM DB2 and Informix Dynamic Server (IDS)
This forum is ideal to engage in discussions related to the use of DB2 Developer Workbench 9.1 to simplify DB2 application development tasks. This forum has also been extended to provide assistance for IBM Data Server Developer Workbench 9.5 beta participants. IBM Data Server Developer Workbench 9.5 can be used with Informix Dynamic Server (IDS), DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows, DB2 for z/OS, and DB2 for i5/OS to save you time and energy to rapidly create database applications. Please indicate if you are using IBM Data Server Developer Workbench 9.5 beta or DB2 Developer Workbench 9.1 as you post your questions.
If you want to learn more about Developer Workbench don't miss Mark Jamison's IDS Experts blog series: New Common Development tool for IDS and DB2. He's begun an excellent tutorial/introduction which includes download and set-up instructions.