Recently I finished conducting a day long Proof of Technology session in New York on Data Studio Developer and pureQuery and I thought I'd share my experience.
For those of you who have never attended an IBM Proof of Technology, it is usually a day long event at an IBM location and is a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises designed to help attendees learn and play with the technology. The computers at these sites are pre-loaded with the software and exercises that complement the presentations. Your IBM sales rep or tech sales contact is the one who would nominate you to attend one of these.
Back to the pureQuery PoT -
It walks attendees through some of the basics of Data Studio Developer, all the way to advanced pureQuery concepts.
Here are details of some of the modules:
- Basics of Data Studio Developer (including a primer on the Eclipse environment). This is especially useful if you are not familiar with the Eclipse environment.
- pureQuery concepts and exercises
- Tooling in Data Studio Developer for pureQuery
- Bottom-up code generation using pureQuery
- Deploying existing Java applications using Static SQL without changing a line of code (aka client optimization)
- Explain capabilities within Data Studio. Check the Explain plan as you develop Java programs, stored procedures or in the Integrated Query editor.
Judging from the questions and comments from the attendees, it seemed as if they found it worthwhile.
I always like the feedback and validation (and sometimes invalidation) of our ideas.
Things I learnt during this trip:
- Challenges associated with deploying applications when using SQLJ. This is significantly simplified using pureQuery.
- The PoT has way more material than one could cover in a day. Attendees cherry-picked some of the later exercises.
- NYC can get quite cold at night without a thick jacket! (Call me a California wimp.)