A few stragglers from the IIUG conference are camping out at the Doubletree for various meetings this week, and the consensus is that the first IIUG conference for many years was a great success as well as being fun. Good job Stuart and team. The sponsors I spoke to appreciated having such an Informix focussed attendance at the booths too.
If you were at the conference this week there is a good chance you'll see yourself in the IIUG Conference 2008 photos, as enigmatic Frenchman Jean-Georges Perrin was very efficient with his camera.[Read More]
Administrating and Developing with Informix
From archive: May 2008 X
This week I'm teaching an IDS Windows internals and debugging class in Lenexa, which is a follow-on from last week's class, and a team effort with tech support and development engineers helping to write and teach modules. As most of the material has been written for the first time it is fairly hectic, with the class schedule being decided very much at the last minute.
In the mean time, the IBM Informix Dynamic Server v11.50 Information Center is now up and running, in time for the imminent Cheetah 2 GA. The front page includes links to release notes and new features.[Read More]
This first beta platform for IDS 11.50 was Mac OS X, and for the last week Informix Dynamic Server has been enjoying the top spot in the Macintosh Products Guide
This coincided with the publication on Friday of a new developerWorks article by Akmal B. Chaudhri: Install IBM Informix Dynamic Server on Apple Mac OS X which includes an install demo along with the PDF transcript.
To download IDS 11.50 on the Mac, including the free Developer Edition go to http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/ids/learn.html.
And once you've installed IDS you may as well set up OAT. Leo Chan recently wrote an IDS Experts post on Setting Up OpenAdmin Tool (OAT) on Mac OS.
What have your experiences of installing IDS on the Mac been like? What have we done right and what can be improved? I have finally re-enabled comments as the memories of the last spam attack begin to fade, so please let me know what you think.[Read More]
The IIUG conference is at an end, and for the rest of the week I'm busy helping with an IDS for Windows Administration and Support class taking place in Lenexa.
Long time Informix guru Jacques Roy has just announced a new developerWorks blog: Informix and Computing. In it he plans to start a dialog with the Informix community, discussing topics such as business problems and approaches to solving them, what Informix programmers are trying to accomplish, and if I know Jacques expect some great articles on extensibility too. He is also welcoming your comments and questions (which reminds I need to switch comments back on for this blog now the spam has died down), so take a look and let him know what's on your mind.[Read More]
The Informix User Group of Northern California are having their first meeting tomorrow Friday May 16 from 9:30 - 2:30.
Here is the agenda:
The meeting is held at:
4400 North First Street, Suite 100, Room 1066
San Jose, CA 95134 (directions)
Most importantly lunch will be provided, so if you're in or around the Bay area take an extra long Friday lunch break and go and see what's new..
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The folks over at Information Management consumability would like you to take the new Information Management Consumability Survey where you get a chance to say what you like and don't like about the Information Management products you use. This feedback gets a lot of attention and your comments really do make a difference.
I know what you're thinking, our products are already so wonderful how could they be improved? I know, but give these consumability guys a break, we don't want to put them out of a job.
On a similar note we had some very useful user feedback sessions at the IIUG conference, where in exchange for free t-shirts conference delegates would share their thoughts on the usability of our products. I attended the IDS Install sessions and we received some good suggestions which are being converted into feature requests.[Read More]