You can run but you cannot hide!
In episode #Z10, host and presenter Klaas Brant (IBM Gold Consultant and IBM Champion) gives an overview of the IBM PureXML technology. From the polls you can read that some people are into XML because they have to. Because XML is widely used as exchange mechanism it is just a matter of time before you have to use XML as well.
This show did not go like I had planned. I knew that being in the hotel for the DB2 Symposium in Chicago I could expect trouble, but not the kind of trouble I did run into. But in the end everybody could enjoy Cristian's presentation so I guess all's well that ends well.
All roads lead to Rome, very true for using DB2 in Java!
In episode #Z08, our special guest Julian Stuhler (IBM Gold Consultant, IBM Champion and former IDUG president) gives an excellent overview of the many ways you can exploit DB2 using the Java programming language; varying from simple JDBC to PureQuery. But he also discusses the impedance mismatch between Java and Relational Databases and the new features in DB2 9 and DB2 10 which Java can benefit from. Are you into Java then this DB2Night Show is a must!