Friday, November 16, 2007

Lunch with DB2 launched

I am both happy and proud to announce that our latest DB2 education effort -- "Lunch with DB2" -- has been launched today.

The "Lunch with DB2" series is an ongoing series of recorded screencasts that walk you through some of the fundamental aspects of DB2 setup, administration, maintenance, and application development. The series title "Lunch with DB2" springs from our idea that you can watch the screencast and replicate the lesson over a single lunch break.

The first episode is available (all episodes will be free of charge, of course!) from They are best watched using the "full screen" option, so that you get the entire 1024x768 resolution.

This first episode walks you a typical local installation of DB2 Express-C 9.5, explaining each of the panels as you go through the setup process.

In the coming weeks, we'll cover topics like:
  • Getting to know the Control Center
  • Exploring the Health Monitor
  • Learning the DB2 command line processor
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Running a backup and restore operation
  • Learn about DB2 pureXML
Our goal is to deliver at one episode per week, and feedback is always welcome! Send your comments to, or post them on the DB2 Express-C forum.