IBM’s DB2 Express Edition is one of the most capable of the free database platforms available in today’s marketplace. In Beginning DB2, author Grant Allen gets you started using DB2 Express Edition for web sites, desktop applications, and more. The author covers the basics of DB2 for developers and database administrators, shows you how to manage data in both XML and relational form, and includes numerous code examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work. In this book, you’ll find
- A friendly introduction to DB2 Express Edition, an industrial–strength, relational database from IBM
- Dozens of examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work
- Coverage of important language interfaces, such as from PHP, Ruby, C#, Python, and more
- Aimed at developers who want a robust database to back their applications
What you’ll learn
Install and manage DB2 Express Edition on Linux and Windows.
Manage IML data seamlessly using IBM’s pureXML storage engine.
Connect DB2 databases to web and desktop applications via languages such as PHP, Ruby, C#, Python, and more.
Protect your data with a sound backup and restore strategy.
Design and manage database schemas and security within the database.
Know when and why to upgrade to more powerful editions of DB2.
Who is this book for?
Application developers, including web application developers, looking for a robust, zero–cost database to back their applications. Database administrators looking to get up to speed quickly with DB2.
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry–level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll start your journey by seeing what you need to know—but without needless theory and filler. You’ll build your skill set by learning how to put together real–world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there—it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!
About the Author
Grant Allen has worked in the IT field for nearly 20 years, specializing in relational database management systems from a variety of vendors. For the past decade, he has worked in the Asia–Pacific region and Europe as a principal database consultant and enterprise architect for several organizations, and he now works in the database field for Google. Grant is a certified DB2 database administrator for DB2 under Linux, Unix, and Windows, and is a past presenter at the International DB2 Users Group conferences.