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July 18, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 28


In This Issue:

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: More-Flexible SQL Triggers

Do you realize how much simpler your life can be with SQL triggers?

kent_milligan_117x117.jpgBy Kent Milligan

SQL triggers have been available on DB2 for i since V5R1. The SQL trigger support provides a fast and easy way to create triggers without the extra steps of compiling a program object. In addition, the SQL trigger syntax insulates programmers from having to navigate the trigger buffer associated with external (i.e., non-SQL) triggers.


Feature Article - Analysis
Collaborative Web Site Invites Users to Help the Visually Impaired

IBM Labs comes up with novel idea to make the Web more accessible. And we can help.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

For some reason, when I think of the size of the World Wide Web, I think of that scene at the end of The Perfect Storm where fisherman Bobby Shatford (played by Mark Wahlberg) swims up and away from the sinking Andrea Gail to emerge on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean only to see a limitless--and hopeless--panorama of high seas and wind-whipped waves.


As of the middle of this week, the closest estimate of the total number of indexed Web pages found on the World Wide Web is at least 27.77 billion (see Thinking about taking any universal applicable action on this--including reading all the pages or even a portion of them--seems simply overwhelming.


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