When a developer specially anyone with limited knowledge attempts to try DB2 in a container or developer edition, there is no reference to documents and no GUI to work with. IBM websites and information/terminology I wouldn't call is easy to find and follow. A new person therefore gets lost frustrated and gives up. So though there may be high downloads on the Docker image etc, most aren't returning back. I work with large developer community and every attempt to push DB2 as one of the choices has failed.
|Who would benefit from this IDEA?||All developer community specially the opensource community|
How should it work?
1. Package data server manager (web gui) with the container image and start it with the container
2. When the container starts, export, set all variables, create sample DB with username/password
3. As soon as the container starts, provide information on the link for the GUI, inform sample db is created with user/password, provide info to driver location URL on IBM sites for connectivity from various programming interfaces.
4. Include small examples of how you would connect to this container upfront in the image itself.
|Priority Justification||It is the experience that drives decisions most times for the developers. No one has time to sit and learn as there are number of alternative options that are far better suited for the purpose.|
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