Last year I crossed the line. The IDUG conference in Europe is now my favorite. But the North American technical conference is a very close second. Nowhere else can you get this level of detail and the contacts with IBMers and peers.… Read the restContinue reading »
Once IBM made the Request For Enhancement (RFE) program workable last year, I blogged about it and tweeted about it, but now that we’ve seen more action on it, I thought I’d share some additional details.
What is an RFE?
First off, an RFE is a request for some feature or functionality in Db2 that does not exist today.… Read the restContinue reading »
It’s nearly here! My favoite week of the year!
With all of the education options out there, it remains my firm opinion that the IDUG North America Technical Conference is the best out there for experienced DBAs. No class has the breadth and depth of topics and the ability so specialize in the areas most important to each DBA.… Read the restContinue reading »
I’ve run across a few strange SQL statements lately, and while the mistakes they make are not the most impactful, I thought I’d share how I think they could be better written.
Unnecessary use of a Common Table Expression
This query isn’t really wrong, it just doesn’t make much sense.… Read the restContinue reading »
2015 was again a record year for db2commerce.com. This year saw over 380,000 page views, which is more than 100,000 more than last year! I expect next year to not be such a drastic increase because my traffic has been fairly even through this year instead of the rapid series of upward steps I’ve seen in previous years.… Read the restContinue reading »
It is a busy time of year for DBAs. Many of us will put in a large number of hours between Friday and Monday keeping ecommerce databases running and our company’s profits rolling. But it’s also a time of year in the USA where we take a moment to be thankful for the things around us and make sure that the people we are thankful to and for are aware of it.… Read the restContinue reading »