Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DB2 on Campus 2009 - Book series

This year we started the DB2 on Campus program with a visit to universities in Vietnam late in February. Ninety-one (91) teachers were trained on DB2 Express-C! Each teacher received a hard copy of the Vietnamese version of the book 'Getting Started with DB2 Express-C' in addition to a copy of the DB2 on Campus DVD.

Currently we are updating the DB2 on Campus material, and are developing more free online books. Following the success of the "Getting started with DB2 Express-C" book (which by the way, has been downloaded 35,000 times to date!), we are working on developing 25+ free online books by the community on different subjects: From database fundamentals topics to Cloud computing. More than 100 volunteers are already participating, and they will be published around September. Even though the book work has already started, more volunteers are always welcomed!. English editing and technical reviews will be needed. In the future we will work on translations for the books. If interested, send us a note to db2univ at ca.ibm.com.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Portuguese (Portugal) translation of free DB2 Express-C book is available!


The Portuguese (Portugal) translation of the free "Getting Started with DB2 Express-C" book is now available!. Find it at the same location as the other books.

Thanks to all the volunteers from the community for making this translation a reality!

Other translations almost done: Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Indonesia Bahasa.

Cheers, Raul.