With the current interest in DevOps, a renewed focus on streamlining database change and integrating it with associated application change has been evident in recent times.In this paper we will look at one part of the overall topic of agile database development – the concept of database refactoring.
When you exchange XML documents between different systems or applications, you may need a construct that ensures your applications will “understand” the XML documents that are being exchanged. And this is where XML schema comes into a play!
In February 2016 the DB2 12 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants. This White Paper contains their findings, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.
Many of us are familiar with the ability to call a DB2 for z/OS service via REST API and z/OS Connect. While this seams highly attractive, many DB2 professionals are a bit uncomfortable with including an additional product, z/OS Connect, in the mix. In addition to that, the DB2 Adaptor for z/OS Con
A singleton SELECT - is this always the best solution for readability and performance? The article discusses a simple scenario, that shows that a singleton SELECT can result in surprising application behavior if not used properly.