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IOD 2008 is coming!

It seemed so far away and now it is almost here: IOD 2008 in Las Vegas October 26 to October 31. There are even some meetings on October 25th.

I'll be there of course. I am delivering two presentations:

  • Java Best Practice with IDS
    Thursday Oct 30, 8:30am - 9:30am, Mandalay Bay - Tradewinds C
  • IDS and the Retail Integration Framework, including WebSphere Remote Server
    Thursday Oct 30, 10:00am-11:00am. Mandalay Bay - Coral A
  • I also participate in the "Meet the experts" sessions. These sessions occur almost constantly throughout the conference.

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    Community day: October 1 - What and why?

    This post should have been written a few days ago, but as usual, time is precious and never enough...

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    The Great database debate –What’s the deal ?

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    IOD 2008 certification and pre-conference class information

    Here is some pre-conference training and certification information for anyone thinking about attending the IOD conference in Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay, Oct 26-31). For the training, four of tech support's finest join forces to offer a troubleshooting course which promises a high factor of usefulicity..

    Free Certification Testing at IOD


    Take advantage of free professional certification testing for Information Management, WebSphere, SOA, XML, Tivoli, and Rational software while at the conference.

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    Cloud Computing

    Lately, I've heard a lot about cloud computing. It starts with fast networks and technologies such as Mashups and REST interface. A mashup allows you to take information and processing coming from different sources and put them together to provide a new application and new insights based on the data manipulation.

    REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is a way to access data, possibly through a web service, using the HTTP protocol (Web server protocol). This makes it simpler than using the SOA SOAP interface.

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    Demos? Yes... we have them

    There have been a lot of discussions on public newsgroups about the lack of nice and flashy IBM Informix demos. The truth is, IBM has them, but as so many other stuff it may be hard to find in the IBM website. So I decided to ease up your searches. Please follow this steps:

    1. Access IBM TV
    2. On the right side, there is a list of a lot of media titles. Scroll down until you find several Informix titles which include:

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    Face lift

    Very short post just to let you know I changed the page look a bit.
    There were already too many links, so I tried to organize them into categories (blogs, documentation and just links).

    I also added a gadget that allows you to view and listen to some Informix videos available on YouTube.

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    New blog: virtual worlds and Informix

    Here's a quick entry to let you know that there is a new blob available at:

    Virtual worlds are important in gaming but are seriously looked at in business. This could be the next step of the evolution of collaborative software and Informix is in the middle of it!

    Take a look

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    Virtual Worlds blog

    If you're into the "Interactive entertainment industry" be sure to check out Rajesh Nair's new blog Virtual Worlds, MMOGs, Serious data - Informix Technology for Persistent Worlds.

    I am somewhat ignorant when it comes to virtual worlds and massive multi-player online gaming (unless you count Webkinz, where I play a mean game of Quizzy's Word Challenge), but it is clear there is vast potential for data management in this segment.

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    My musings on the Virtual World Expo 2008 in LA

    I had the opportunity to be gorgeous LA attending the VW Expo. This was my first at any of the VW conferences.  I frequent the GDC

    more. Anway, the thing about this being my first event was that I didn’t really have any particular expectations set. I was to there to take in the technology, the business models and the trends. And from that standpoint, it was a reasonably valuable experience for me! My colleague Karen Keeter forwarded me a few photos from the expo that I post here!