January 13, 2009

DB2 and Mac, Together

While we're all DB2 for z/OS professionals here, we also spend considerable time with desktop computers. With that in mind, I want share some news that has this loyal Mac user stoked: IBM just released a beta version of DB2 Express-C for Mac.

I've been a Mac fan since purchasing an Apple laptop for my daughter some years back. In fact I tried to get a Mac when I recently had to upgrade my work laptop, but my request was denied because IT didn't want to support it. Still, between Microsoft Vista's numerous and well-publicized problems and the fact that every Linux developer I talk to loves Macs, I think in a few years we'll all be using them. And I'm really excited to see that DB2 is now an option for Mac developers. Great job, IBM!