After its October vacation Informix Zone has been making up for lost time with a flurry of news items and announcements. It was good to finally meet the site's creator Eric Herber when he stopped in Las Vegas to attend IOD during his travels. His report from the conference is posted here.
The big Informix Zone announcement this week is the IDS Developer Edition Wiki - a place where application developers can learn about Developer edition and share information with others.
What I like about this idea is that it's the first time a dedicated Informix wiki has been created, open for anyone to create an account and contribute. If you've ever wished therewas more information available for Informix users and developers here's an opportunity to do something about it. It's also a useful place for new users who download the free Developer Edition to get started.
If you solve a problem, why not write it up and throw it on the wiki? If you find a good link, add it to the site. Your technical tip or how-to becomes available for the whole community, and if you need it again you know where to look.
If this sounds like something you might like to contribute to send a mail to eric AT informix-zone dot com asking for an account. Once you have an account, look at the existing pages and refer to the DokuWiki syntax to get started.
p.s. Congratulations Eric on becoming a Certified IDS 11.10 Administrator. If you're contemplating taking the test, read the article to see how he prepared.[Read More]
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The IDS Developer Edition is now downloadable from the Informix Trials and Demos site. Click on Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Edition Trials. It's a fully-featured free download of IDS 11.10.xC1D with no time-limit.
So far the following platforms are there:
Note the file sizes are currently listed in KB instead of MB.
Here is a reminder of the Developer Edition specific limits:
Pay particular attention to the session limit if you are developing applications which use a connection pool that tries to set a higher number of sessions.[Read More]