Bob Picciano gave an update of the latest Informix Dynamic Server release, Cloudscape and an update of XQuery/XML technology coming in the future. He showed a PHP application that used XQuery/SQL combination to build a retail web application.
With the simpleXML capabilities in PHP 5 it is an ideal language to use with XQuery.Chris Eaton was on stage along and showed how easy it was to configure a highly available DB2 environment and demonstrated a rolling upgrade planned failover and a disaster as the primary server was simply removed from the stage.. very slick ;->Jon Prial provided an update on managing content as the DB2 conference is combined with another full track on content management.
There was an interesting announcement regarding Quest TOAD for DB2 as a new tool for developers...something I plan to check out in soon.I chatted with tons of IBM folks and customers I haven't seen for a few years...since I've been involved in the DB2 community since 1991 there are so many people I've worked with over the years..
I was so busy catching up I wasn't able to attend some sessions I had planned for the rest of the morning. My 4pm session on PHP development with DB2 was well attended and thankfully my demos worked as planned ;->Anyways, enough typing today...[Read More]