IBM has just expanded its highly successful DB2 certification program to include a developer's exam -- and this is the first book to offer start-to-finish preparation! The book covers every DB2 Application Developer exam objective, and includes a complete sample exam. Start by reviewing the DB2 client/server environment, comparing the multiple programming interfaces available to DB2 application developers, and understanding when to choose each. Next, walk through the fundamentals of DB2 application development with Embedded SQL, ADO, CLI/ODBC, JDBC, SQLJ, and the Perl DBI. Learn how to create effective stored procedures, and when to use them. Discover how to use DB2 extenders to enhance your application's functionality, adding more effective search features, XML support, multimedia archive management, and more.