The issue of how to do research in solving DB2 (and Db2)
problems, preferably before hitting the List for them, has risen
here on the DB2-L Mailing List.
First, thanks/kudos to Lizette Koehler, both for her recent post on resources available for problem solving and for her long standing and tireless help to technical people on this list (and many others, including at least ISPF-L, IBM-MAIN, and TSO-REXX). I'm very glad to know her and grateful to have received her help, now and in the past.
Second, her post yesterday will be made "sticky" at the top of the IDUG.ORG DB2-L forum (hosted on the Socious platform), for all of our current users. I'll post a link later, and try to get the List posted-message footer to clearly indicate how to navigate to that forum.
Third, Lizette and Tom Conley have created a medium-short presentation which lists many of the resources available on the World Wide Web to troubleshoot DB2 and Mainframe problems. That presentation is currently hosted here --> https://share.confex.com/share/125/webprogram/Handout/Session17318/SHARE_Orlando_Session_17318_Mainframe%20Internet.pdf
Fourth, I would appreciate it if all of you other DB2 wizards, of all platforms (zseries, iseries, LUW) would (as time permits) mention, on this thread, the technical resources which have been the most useful to you. Actual links, search strings, and publication names are preferred, please.
I will attempt to consolidate them and post them, probably in the IDUG Code Place, under the terms of the GPL.
I've been posting to and reading on DB2-L for, I think, twenty-five years or so. During all of that time, it has been a significant and precious resource for problem-solving and education. I hope to see that continue for as long as the DB2 DBMS is offered for sale and/or supported. Peace and debugged code to you all.
Philip Sevetson[Organization Members] @ Oct 06, 2017 - 11:27 AM (America/Eastern)
Philip Sevetson[Organization Members] @ Oct 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM (America/Eastern)