I have written about this before for version 9.7. The IBM DB2 Knowledge Center can be a bit unreliable – sometimes the search doesn’t return the obvious results. Sometimes it’s down entirely at the worst time. And for consultants, sometimes we work on networks that will not allow us to get out to the IBM Knowledge Center.
For the 5th blogiversary of db2commerce.com, I’m taking a European trip. It has been more than decade since I’ve been overseas, so I’m very much looking forward to it.
IDUG North America is over for another year. I enjoyed every minute of the conference this year, and was basically going solid from 7 AM to midnight every single day. I look forward to catching up on my sleep at home. I am typically someone who needs a solid 8-10 hours and I don’t drink and don’t party, so this is an unusual pattern for me.
This week, I’ll be giving two presentations for two users groups – one in St. Louis and one in Wisconsin.
Whew, what a week. I’m coming out of the conference with at least 20 ideas for new blogs, including a new “Internals” series that I want to work on. I call this post my Brain Dump as I share out random things I learned and ideas.
IBM’s Insight conference (the conference formerly known as IOD or Information On Demand) is next week in Las Vegas. It’s a large conference that covers more than just DB2, but it is still DB2 geek heaven. I’ll be there – stop me to chat if you see me, I love to talk tech with anyone.
One of the most frustrating things a DBA can experience is troubleshooting due to bad data. The client is upset because rows are missing or incorrect data is returned. The client facing web front end could be displaying gobilty-gook because the data retrieved makes no sense. Resources and energy are burned because of an issue is easily solved with the proper use of constraints.
Wow, overall, the conference ran so smoothly this year. I saw very few issues. The sessions were well clustered by track and all located in a small area. It was nearly always clear where to go and what was going on. My hat is off to the IDUG Conference Planning Committee – I cannot imagine how much work it took to put on such a conference.