I decided to take advantage of some unproductive time and read Chapter 1 the Overview and Installation section. I read it while my Son was taking his Guitar lesson. How Geeky can you get. Sitting in a car, reading a ebook from a Laptop. Chapter 1 covers the overview and installation of Data Studio, basic stuff. I've have a VMware workstation license and decided to load all my software onto a virtual image. In other words a Guest operating system. Using a Virtual system works great for skill building and training purposes. It allows you to take snapshots, revert back to previous configurations, etc. It works great for me, If I screw something up. I can always go back to the saved version.
I'm fairly familiar with DB2, receiving my DB2 Database Associate Certification several years ago. I also know my way around Eclipse having worked with various versions throughout the years. I've never used Data Studio and since it's replacing the DB2 Control Center and Developer Workbench. I'd like to get to know it better. I took the authors recommendation and downloaded, Data Studio, DB2 Express C 9.7, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V2.1 and the Go Sales sample database.
The only issue I had, was the link to download the sample database. It didn't work. I Googled "GSDB download" and found the sample database here.
I'm good to go.
On to Chapter 2,
Guitar Lessons and Chapter One