How many slides does a demo need to cover everything you need to know about installing IDS on Windows, CSDK, Open Admin Tool, IBM Database Add-ins for Visual Studio 2005, creating applications and web services, without missing a single detail?
How about 579?
Yes, Akmal B. Chaudhri has done just that. In a six-part series he has put together the most relentless and painstakingly detailed set of IDS on Windows slides ever assembled. The 579 slides in fact only represent the first 4 parts, which have recently been posted to the IBM developerWorks On Demand Demo's site.
The first 4 parts are available to download as 15 to 17 MB PDF files:
- Part 1 - Learn how to install the Informix® Dynamic Server, the client SDK, and the IBM Visual Studio add-Ins
- part 2 - Learn how to install the OpenAdmin Tool. This demo shows you how to install an Apache HTTP Server, install and configure PHP, and install the OpenAdmin Tool
- part 3 - Learn how to create a simple SQL script to query a table in an Informix® demo database and then deploy that script as a SOAP and REST Web service
- part 4 - Learn how to use Informix Dynamic Server with Visual Studio 2005
What I like about this is that it doesn't leave anything to the imagination, if you follow this you won't have any questions. At all. It's all there. All of it.
I'm looking forward to parts 5 & 6. Here is what to expect (Update 1/15/08 these demos have now been added):