Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Informix on Campus - back online

I am happy to announce that the migration of the Informix on Campus wiki is complete and the site is back online! The URL has changed and so please update your bookmarks - https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/connect/informixoncampus. In a week or two, all the major search engines should have this wiki indexed.

If you are wondering what has changed within the wiki... not much really. The content is still the same. I have added a few topics that were missing before, in the lecture series for Informix in a Box. However, the new wiki is much more social! You can leave feedback, email, subscribe, Facebook, Twitter, etc. directly from any wiki page. Internally, organizing the wiki pages is a bit easier for us.

Do you think we can add something relevant to this wiki? Or see a topic missing? Are you interested in contributing to the contents of the Informix on Campus wiki? Contact us and let us know. (Send email to: idsoncampus at us.ibm.com)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Service Interruption

For many members of the Informix community, this is the busiest and the fun part of the year! Yes, I am referring to our annual IIUG Conference about to open on Sunday, April 21st in San Diego, California. I hope to see many familiar and new faces at the conference this year.

In your busy schedule, if you have not visited the Informix on Campus wiki hosted on the IBM developerWorks domain recently (within the last one week) it is completely understandable. For anyone who might have tried to visit the site, to your complete astonishment you would have noticed that the site has disappeared without any warning. This happened mainly due to the change in the underlying application being used by developWorks. However, due to various reasons some of us were blindsided by this change. Do not despair, this is not the end!

Fortunately, we have a complete back up of the old wiki and we have not lost any data. However, it is going to take me some time to migrate the contents to the new format. By the end of this month (after the IIUG conference), we should have a brand new home with all the great Informix education material. I will post another update once the migration is completed. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Simply Powerful

If you are wondering why there has not been any new post in this blog for a long time, I have a very good excuse! We have been working hard to bring you the newest version of Informix. This latest version, code named Centaurus, is faster, smarter, and easier to use. I can already feel your next questions - When is it coming out? What is new in it?

We have a special webcast scheduled for March 26th, 2013 @ 1PM ET, where Jerry Keesee (Worldwide Director of Informix Development) and John Miller (Lead Architect, IBM Informix) will talk about what this newest release has in store for you. Don't miss out, register for the webcast right now - click here to register. Open your calendar and save this event.

Many of our fans who participated in the Early Validation Program (beta), have given us great feedback. Here is a recent blog post from one of our participants.

You can't wait for the webcast? Well... here's a 'teaser' video.