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Archive - Oct 2009
Informix partner Bell Micro and IBM are teaming up to put on a community event for Informix ISV's, users and business partners in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, UK on November 12th 2009.
Here is a good starting place with many useful links as well as explanatory notes and graphics for everybody interested in learning more about one of the Informix "sweet spots":
The Informix on Campus initiative now has its own domain: http://www.informixoncampus.org/ - the site has some great links to freely downloadable Informix training material. Examples include: Performance, Introduction to IDS, Extensibility, Data Studio, Object Oriented Approach and Databases, Application Environments, Introduction to Websphere Application Server Community Edition, Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services, RDBMS Enterprise Features, Virtualization and Cloud.
There are a few options available for getting your hands a free copy of the Informix engine.
Option 1: Join the International Informix User Group
This is an interesting site that contains a lot of useful links for everybody interested in building data warehouse solutions based on Informix Dynamic Server:
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At the last IIUG Board meeting I volunteered to put together a Beginner's Tutorial to help those new to Informix get an engine up and running quickly.
Instead of writing the whole thing at once I decided to write and publish a piece at a time in blog format and at the end compile the posts into a finished product.
Do you ever read technical documentation and wish you could make a comment? For example you try something and feel it would help other readers if you point out some gotchas, or you wish some extra information was there.. Now you can make comments directly on the IDS documentation, give it a try..