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fnunes's picture

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!

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Random Informix Ramblings goes multi-user

Consulting IT Specialist and general bon vivant Spokey Wheeler somehow managed to evade the rigorous background checks and start his own developerWorks blog: Random Informix Ramblings.

As elucidated in his first post he hopes to "encourage various luminaries in the Informix developer and partner community who do not already have Informix blogs to use this as a place to share their knowledge, wisdom and talent with everyone".

Adam Hattrell from UK Database Support has taken the challenge and written

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For Starters…

Now I flat out will let you know that I am not an expert on all things about virtual worlds and MMOGs. But I do know a thing or two about databases :-) . And I do know about game data and some of the challenges and requirements for their management.

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Welcome to my real blog on all things virtual!

Wow, I finally got here ! As Buzz Lightyear would have said it – To blogosphere and beyond !!

fnunes's picture

IDS 11.50xC2: new features

If you follow up some Informix related blogs and sites you probably already noticed that the latest IDS 11.50xC2 includes some surprises. Both Guy Bowerman and Eric Herbert mentioned it on their webpages.

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Installing IDS on Mac OS X

If you're thinking of installing IDS 11.50.FC2 on Mac OS X make sure you read the excellent developerWorks article: Demystifying the Informix Database bundle (IDS and CSDK) installation on Mac OS X by PJ To and Ranjani Bettadahalli. It's a very accessible article that tells you what you need to know about the installation mechanism, and takes you through step by step with screen shots.

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What's good about 11.50.xC2

I've been putting IDS 11.50.xC2 though its paces this week and it has been a pleasure to see a few long standing usability issues addressed, particularly on Windows. For everyone who uses IDS on Windows I strongly recommend upgrading to 11.50.xC2. In this post I'll mention a few of the new features in xC2 that make it worthwhile.