The Linux Documentation Project, DB2, XML, and nostalgia

Posted on Mon 17 September 2007 in Databases • Tagged with DB2

I took a walk down memory lane this evening. I thought I might as well bore you with the details.

One of my first forays into the open source world was to participate in the Linux Documentation Project (TLDP). At the time (circa 1999), I was working for IBM as …

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In-depth _and_ official DB2 and PHP documentation

Posted on Tue 13 June 2006 in Databases • Tagged with DB2, PHP

I should have mentioned this before, but now that I noticed Chris Jones' post on the Underground PHP and Oracle Manual, I felt obliged to point out that one of the final fruits of my labours at IBM is now visible in the DB2 "Viper" Information Center -- a set of …

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ADOdb: getting good support for IBM DB2, Cloudscape, and Apache Derby

Posted on Fri 10 February 2006 in Databases • Tagged with DB2, PHP

The stable release of the ibm_db2 PECL extension for IBM DB2, Cloudscape, and Apache Derby brought a high performing, highly functional database connectivity alternative to Unified ODBC for PHP 4 and 5 users. However, in and of itself a database extension does not enable you to use the many …

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(Un)common but potentially mind-twisting DB2 issues

Posted on Wed 18 January 2006 in Databases • Tagged with DB2

It is perhaps a sad reflection on my life that I'm using a personal blog to offer technical information about a product that I work on, rather than telling you about what I ate last night (spinach and goat cheese salad with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing, quinoa, and a rather …

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DB2 validated for use on Ubuntu

Posted on Wed 09 November 2005 in Databases • Tagged with DB2

Good news for all you DB2 for Linux people who love Ubuntu -- IBM just validated Ubuntu as a Linux distribution on which IBM is willing to offer its enterprise level support. You can see that Ubuntu was excited in their press release about the accomplishment. And rightully so: no other …

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SQLEUCCM error message for DB2

Posted on Tue 18 October 2005 in Databases • Tagged with DB2

Hopefully this proves useful to someone else in the same position in the future... I have been working on a simple PHP application that connects to DB2 using the ibm_db2 extension. Recently I decided to try scaling it up to test the application with a more realistic (10GB) database …

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