Carlton Doe has distilled his many years of Informix expertise into a new book. It is titled "Administering Informix Dynamic Server". It covers IDS 11.5 and even talks about IDS on MAC OS X.
Of course, you can get this book on-line or, hopefully, from your local book store. I got my copy a week or so ago and I already used it to check on a few things about IDS 11.5. Great time savings! In addition to the easy to read great content, I actually like the size. Despite being over 400 pages, it is less than one inch thick and feels quite light. I think it will establish permanent residence in my briefcase when I travel.
Here's one more for you: The book is available at the bookstore at the IBM Information on Demand conference (Oct 26-31). For any of you who are going to the conference and have not already ordered this book, you can buy it there.
But wait! If you buy or bring your book to the conference, you could get Carlton to autograph it. He will be available on Monday between 3:00pm and 4:00pm in the main event center hall and again on Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
I'm bringing my copy.
Carlton is not done yet. He is working on a sequel to this book: "Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Advanced Topics". it will be more focused on areas like performance tuning, ER, HDR/MACH-11 and other topics. Something to look forward to next year hopefully.