- Series: IBM Press Series--Information Management
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: IBM Press; 2 edition (June 30, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130463914
- ISBN-13: 978-0130463913
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,310,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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DB2(R) Universal Database V8 Application Development Certification Guide (2nd Edition) (IBM Press Series--Information Management) 2nd Edition
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From the Back Cover
You will find every skill and technique you need to build enterprise, Web, and eBusiness applications with DB2 UDB v8. This book is IBM's official guide to becoming an IBM Certified Application Developer for the DB2 Universal Database v8 Family.
New to the second edition is the inclusion of the information that you will need to prepare for the Fundamentals exam, a prerequisite to the Application Development exam. This section covers information about the DB2 products, tools, connectivity, data objects, manipulation, control, security, and concurrency.
The application development section has been revised and updated to reflect new powerful features of DB2. You can review the DB2 client-server environment, the role of SQL, and the basic structure of a DB2 application; compare the programming interfaces available for DB2 application development, choosing the ones most appropriate to each project; and, of course, prepare for the Application Development Exam.
As a bonus, information that is not needed to become an IBM Certified Application Developer for the DB2 Universal Database v8 Family has been provided by the authors to show you how to take advantage of IBM's powerful Extenders for DB2. Using Extenders, you can build searchable indexes to quickly find elements within text, audio, image, or XML objects stored in DB2.
- Section 1 covers all the fundamentals of DB2 to get you started and to prepare you for the DB2 UDB v8 Family Fundamentals Exam (test 700)
- Section 2 covers every DB2 v8 programming interface and strategy and will help prepare you for the DB2 UDB v8 Family Application Development Exam (test 703)
- Section 3 contains bonus materials including information about the many Extenders that are available to create powerful indexes for text, audio, image, and XML documents
The accompanying CD-ROM contains a complete trial version of DB2 UDB v8 Personal Edition along with the Application Development Client.
About the Author
DAVID MARTINEAU is the team lead for DB2's Level 3 CLI/ODBC Development Team.
STEVE SANYAL architects Java™ Enterprise solutions for customers.
KEVIN GASHYNA develops code for DB2's powerful server.
MICHAEL KYPRIANOU is involved with DB2's system verification testing.
David Martineau, Kevin Gashyna, and Michael Kyprianou helped to develop the DB2 UDB Family Application Development Exam.
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After reading Sanders DB2 Study Guide for the fundamentals (Test #700) and passing the exam, the Application Developer was the next logical step. I had already taken a sample test and nearly passed so I didn't have much to go to pass this CERT. After reading this book I question whether I got enough out of it to pass yet.
The first problem with this book, and it is my fault for not checking, is that the first six chapters is relevant to the fundamentals exam and not the Application Development exam. Since the fundamentals are a pre-requisite some might say it belongs here. I don't agree and was disappointed. I'll get to the second section in a minute. The third section contained bonus materials that are beyond the scope of the exam. That is fine with me because at least it was related material. While reading the second section however, right smack dab in the middle of it, was a chapter on the Administrative API. The written objective states, "The Administrative API is not covered in the DB2 Application Development Certification exam." My question, what is it doing here? If anything it could have been put in the last section. The main point is that this is indicative of the organization of the materials within each chapter as well. While reading the second section of the book I found sections of text that were copied from within the book and repeated. This wasn't done to reaffirm a topic but seemed that the author's intent was to replace it later with different text. The problem was that it was never changed and was just plain wrong information. This goes beyond the notion of typos and is unacceptable for a book of this nature. Another problem is this book contained no review questions and no sample test questions and yet it is supposed to be considered a certification guide. When I'm preparing for an exam I like to read some material and then get feedback to my level of understanding before moving on. Later on it gives me a follow-up study list to review weak areas.