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 »
Tag: Just for Fun
More on IBM’s RFE Program for Db2 on LUW
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 »
IDUG EMEA 2017 in Lisbon
My favorite weeks of the year are IDUG conferences. I was lucky enough to go to my first European IDUG last year, and I am looking forward to IDUG in Lisbon this year!
The IDUG EMEA technical conference is October 1-5 in Lisbon.… Read the restContinue reading »
IDUG North American Technical Conference 2017 – Anaheim
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 »
IDUG Tech Conference in Anaheim – Question on Panel Session – Updated
As I was watching the DB2 Night Show on Monday (I missed the first half on Friday), Terry announced that they were going to combine the DB2 for Z/OS and DB2 for LUW panel sessions. They’re making them a bit longer.… Read the restContinue reading »
IBM’s DB2 RFE Program
RFE stands for “Request for Enhancement”. IBM has this program for a number of products, but until late 2016, the RFEs for DB2 on LUW were not publicly available to vote on. Now they are, and we’re seeing action on them.… Read the restContinue reading »
IDUG EMEA 2016 in Brussels, and a Discount Code!
(SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR A 25% DISCOUNT ON CONFERENCE ADMISSION!)
I am going to IDUG in Brussels this year. This will be my first time at the European IDUG conference. I’m paying my own way so I get to go this year.… Read the restContinue reading »
Funny SQL I Have Seen Lately
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 »
Happy 6th Blogiversary to db2commerce.com!
It has been 6 years since I started to blog, and about four and a half years of weekly blogging!
Over that time, I have published over 460,000 words in more than 410 posts! That’s 4-8 books worth of content! I’m a whole reference shelf!… Read the restContinue reading »
IDUG 2016 North American Technical Conference
It’s nearly here! My favoite week of the year! And with a new version of DB2 announced, to boot!
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.… Read the restContinue reading »
db2commerce.com Year in Review – 2015
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 »
Who/What I’m Thankful for in the DB2 Community
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 »