January 1999 Newsletter
Volume 9, No. 1
Highlights of This IssuePerformance Tuning PeopleSoft's nVision with Informix by Kevin Fennimore
Wednesday, March 24, 1999
registration is required - ALL are welcome!
Your $10 will be collected at the door. If your membership is not current, the $20 annual membership fee will be added.
Day is a one day technical training event for WAIUG members at the University
of Maryland during the March spring break. Six half-day sessions are currently
planned. These are very practical technical how-to sessions for Informix
Our last Training Day (1997)
had over 100 members participating and included sessions on the following
topics: Enterprise Data Security; Migrating to INFORMIX-OnLine 7.X From
SE or 5.X; Web Pages From Your Informix Database; Query Optimization; Developing
Applications with the Web DataBlade; Benefits of Data Warehousing. This
year we have the following sessions planned:
The user group has been supported by many companies over the years. If your company would like to sponsor the newsletter, please call for more information. We would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring this issue:
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WAIUG Meeting; December 4, 1998
Lester Knutsen presided over a meeting of the Washington Area Informix
Users Group at Informix Corporation's offices at McLean Virginia.
Approximately 30 people attended.
Scott Brzezinski and Steve Day of Business Objects ,a WAIUG corporate
sponsor, presented their Data Warehouse products, BusinessObjects, BusinessMiner
and BusinessQuery and Web Intelligence. The DOD Health Affairs HMO
uses their product and Informix to support a Corporate Executive Information
System (CEIS) data warehouse. This is one of the largest data
warehouses in the world.
Refreshments were provided by Informix
Jared Corman senior Software Engineer of Informix Corporation
provided a demonstration of Dynamic 4GL, Informix's new client object
oriented verion of Informix 4GL, the popular programing language.
Dynamic 4GL was initial created by the French company 4J and Informix
has decided to support it as its own. Dynamic 4GL works and has many satisfied
Performance Tuning PeopleSoft's nVision with Informix
by Kevin Fennimore
Cool and Helpful New Web Sites for Informix Users
by Lester Knutsen
(Editors Note: The following are two web sites that I have found very helpful)1. The Informix byExample site has become part of the Informix Developer's Network (IDN):
byExample provides dynamic,
runnable examples and HTML-based How Tos designed to help customers, sales
teams and field engineers use Informix technology with industry-standard
applications and middleware.
The initial focus of the
site includes JDBC and CGI scripting, including Perl CGI (Apache) and details
on retrieving Informix data with the Tengah and Gemstone/J application
servers. We're also providing a new finderror (finderr) Java-based utility
that allows you to retrieve Informix error message information instantly,
anywhere you have access to the internet. Please check out <http://examples/finderrorand
let us know what you think.
Topics are being added frequently.
Next week, for example, a set of Informix/3rd party integration notes written
by the Application Engineering team will be showcased. If you'd like to
be informed when new material is added to our site, please drop us a note
2. The following website contains some very useful onbar tuning information.