The San Jose Informix tech fair attracted a mixture of customers (from as far away as North Carolina) and IBM engineers, including some old Menlo Park colleagues who have recently come back to Informix development and QA groups from other projects, and some new hires in the IDS development teams who came along for the day to get some training.
The day started with an introduction to IDS 10.0 new features, followed by an HDR overview.
Two demo's accompanied lunchtime pizza, an HDR set-up and operation overview to show it really was as easy as promised in the preceding talk, and IDSAdmin for PHP (formerly known as phpIDSAdmin). IDSAdmin is an administration tool which utilizes some of the features due in the next major release of IDS.
The afternoon sessions were "IDS and the Websphere MQ Datablade", "Application Optimization Techniques", and a detailed look into the IDS Optimizer, including some of the new features.
IIUG kindly supplied some gizmos to give away, and attendees who made it through to the bitter end were treated to pristine condition vintage Informix mugs recently unearthed by archaeologists from a time capsule.
I enjoyed spending a week in the Bay Area revisiting some old haunts. Not much has changed. Suraj still has spicy tea, Shoreline still has night herons, and the 101 still needs repairing.
Bay Area Souvenier Photo
Black Crowned Night heron at Shoreline