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From the Foreword "I think that this is the one book that you should have on your shelf to help you excel in your Informix work, and I highly recommend it."
Dr. Michael Stonebraker
Vice President and Informix CTO

The all-in-one reference for Informix administrators, developers, and DBAs.

The Informix Handbook is the most comprehensive Informix desktop reference ever published. No matter what platform or version of Informix you use, here are the complete, results-focused answers you'd have to search through piles of documentation for—if you could find them at all! Whether you're a developer, DBA, manager, Web professional, or end user, this is the one Informix resource that delivers it all:

  • Core concepts, history, and background

  • Easy-to-use functional sections cover NT, UNIX, & Linux—and versions 5.x through Informix Internet Foundation.2000

  • Server administration, configuration, backup, recovery, and "under the hood" insights into Informix products

  • In-depth coverage of application development, SQL, 4GL, Dynamic 4GL, and performance tuning

  • Object-relational databases and data warehouses

  • Web/E-commerce solutions with Informix Internet Foundation.2000, i.Sell, and Informix Dynamic Server.2000

Book-CD-Web Package

Six functional areas make it easy to find exactly what you need, when you need it!

  • Core Concepts and History of Informix

  • Performance Tuning

  • Informix SQL

  • Application Development

  • Server Administration

  • Object-Relational Databases and the Web

This exclusive Web site is integrated with the book and provides up-to-the-minute coverage that's never out of date.

  • Updated technical information for each chapter

  • Web links that supplement the book's material

  • An E-newsletter providing Informix news and book updates


Awesome CD-ROM contains the most Informix resources ever assembled in one place!

  • Fully functional versions of Informix Dynamic Server for NT and Linux-free and unrestricted for non-commercial use

  • An extensive library of ready-to-run Informix shell scripts, programs, and SQL code

  • Informix manuals for server administration and SQL

  • A complete Informix SmartForce training module

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