New Version of IBM_DB Rails Adapter/Driver for IBM DataServers now available

Hi All,

New version of IBM_DB gem 1.0.2 is now available. This release provides support for specifying the connection timeout value in the adapter and hence in turn now you can specify the timeout value in the database.yml file of the Rails application. This release also provides fix for few bugs whose details can be found in the change log of the release.

You can download the gem from

To get started with you can download the DB2 Express-C, the no-charge edition of DB2 from IBM Db2 – Data Management Software | IBM with a handy get started guide IBM_DB - Getting started available at

Are you a MacOS X user?

Now you have a DB2 Express-C edition of DB2 on MacOS X which is available for download at

For more details on getting started with DB2 on MacOS X and Rails with IBM_DB gem refer to DB2 on Mac officially released | Programming Zen