The DB2 application development environment is composed of several
a) Operating system
There are various conditions you should be aware of when developing
application solutions on these environments. These include OS level and for
Linux, kernel level as well as glibc version.
b) DB2 installation
DB2 V8 Application Development client or DB2 9 Client installation is required
for DB2 application development.
c) Database application programming interface
The interfaces include CLI/ODBC, embedded SQL, JDBC/SQLJ, OLE DB,
Perl DBI, PHP, and ADO.NET. We discuss these in further detail in the next
d) Programming language
Supported programming languages for DB2 include C, C++, COBOL,
FORTRAN, Java, Perl, PHP, REXX, and .NET.
e) Transaction manager and development tools
Keep in mind that using the XA (distributed transaction processing) interface
requires transaction manager.