Thursday, March 08, 2012

I am speaking at IIUG 2012 about using Python with Informix

The 2012 IIUG (International Informix User Group) conference will be in San Diego, California from April 22 - 25 2012. All three of my talk proposals have been accepted, and one of these is about using Python with Informix. As well as preparing my presentation, I have been working on a number of Python Open Source projects either adding or improving their support for Informix access. So hopefully around the time of the conference I will be able to release a more complete django-informix and support for Informix in Gerald, a database schema comparison tool.

The abstract of my Python talk is as follows:

Add a Python to your Informix programming toolbox

Python is an open-source, dynamically typed, object-oriented programming
language. It offers an easy learning curve and access to a vast array of libraries
including Informix database access. With implementations available for most
operating systems as well as the versions that run under the Java and .NET
virtual machines, you can add Python to your Informix database administration
and application programming toolbox. The presentation will give an overview of
the Python programming language, discuss the Python DBI and the libraries that
allow access to Informix databases.