Tuesday, July 28, 2009

virtual technical briefing featuring the new Optim Development Studio

When: Thursday, August 20, 2009
How: Registration Link

The cool thing about this webinar is that is going to focused on Java data access with ODS and pureQuery and how this all complements RAD.

Previously known as IBM Data Studio Developer, Optim Development Studio
provides an integrated database development environment for Oracle, DB2, and
Informix. Come to this interactive session with product experts and learn how to use
Optim Development Studio to improve development productivity up to 50% for
developing and testing SQL and XQuery queries, stored procedures, Web services,
and Java data access layers. Also hear how Optim Development Studio extends the
Java development capabilities in Rational Application Developer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Upcoming Webinar: InfoSphere Data Architect 101

Formerly known as Rational® Data Architect, InfoSphere™ Data Architect is a foundational data modeling technology for any data-centric design and architecture work and thus provides core functionality for Integrated Data Management solutions from IBM.

In this introductory session, you'll learn about features and functionality, but you'll also get hints and tips on getting started. A must-see for anyone who does data architecture, modeling, and database design and hasn't worked with this product before.

Guest attend URL:
When: 22 July 2009
Time: 1 pm. (Eastern), 10 am (Pacific)
Duration: 1 hour
Note: Please sign in 30 minutes early to allow for system checks.
Guest playback URL (in case you miss the event):

BTW ... this is part of Virtual technical briefings on Optim Solutions for Integrated Data Management.   There will be an entire series.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

How to install Optim 2.2 eclipse based products via IBM Install Manager?

Below are the step-by-steps on how to install the Optim 2.2 eclipse tools via IBM Install Manager. If you are going to install via the web repository then you will need an IBM developerWorks id. If not, you will need to download the trials before hand.
  1. Download and install IBM Installation Manager
  2. Start -> All Programs -> IBM Installation Manager -> IBM Installation Manager
  3. After IBM Installation Manager launches, go to File -> Preferences
  4. After the Preferences launch launches, click Add Repository.

  5. Paste the installation URL or the unzip package path or the trials, click OK
    (This is not a typical website, so don't try putting it into a browser)

  6. If you place the IBM software URL, then you will need to use the developersWorks userid / password

  7. Click OK in the Preferences
  8. Back in the Installation Manager, click Install

  9. Click on the packages you want to install

    You can select multiple products and they will all install into a common and integrated eclipse.
  10. Click Next to continue install
  11. Accept the license and click Next

  12. If you used the IBM URL you will be asked to fill out a survey
  13. Select a package and click Next
  14. Click Next when asked extended eclipse
    Since this is a new install it will lay down base eclipse 3.4 and IBM shared plug-ins
  15. When select language, click Next
  16. Pick the options you want to install

  17. Click Next after selecting the packages you want to install
  18. Click Install to install the product