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August 22, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 33


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Database
TechTip: Simplify Report Development with DB2 Web Query Business Views

Get rid of those long lists of fields!

gene_cobb.jpgBy Gene Cobb

If you have been using DB2 Web Query for report and graph development, you may have discovered that the database field list in the development tools (Report Assistant, Graph Assistant, and Power Painter) can be quite lengthy when you have one or both of the following:


  • A synonym based on a file with many fields
  • Multiple joins defined in the synonym or development tool


Feature Article - Analysis
Will Google's Android Cure iPhone-Envy?

The emerging open mobile platform promises a wealth of opportunities for developers and may quench longings for Apple's tempting touch-screen device.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

Psychologists this summer have identified a new emotional syndrome spreading among IT professionals: it's called iPhone-envy.


Thankfully, both the "other" kind of envy--identified by Freud at the turn of the 20th Century as occurring among young girls when they realize they don't have the equipment that their brothers possess--and iPhone-envy are treatable! With the "other" kind of envy (which, to be honest, has today been largely discredited), the girl eventually grows up, transfers her interest from her father to an older guy with a Harley, gets married, and lives happily ever after (right!).


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