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TechTip: PDO for PHP

by Victoria Mack December 02, 2016 0 Comments

Why do we use PHP with an HTML web page? Lots of reasons, but data access is one of the most important, and PHP Data Objects (PDO) is, for me, the best way to do that.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

There are lots of web languages out there, aren’t there? HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, CoyoTE. I actually don’t know if that last one exists, but given the number of special languages available for the web, I think I’ve got a 50-50 chance.

 And increasingly, on the IBM i, we are being introduced toand find reasons to usemore and more of these languages. Each has its own list of things that it does well and things that it doesn’t.

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IBM i Staff Changes: The End of the World as We Know It?

by Victoria Mack November 16, 2016 0 Comments

Another topic that seems to be topping the charts these days is the bemoaning of the retirement of RPG talent. But is it really one of the signs of the coming apocalypse?

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey

A certain amount has been written lately about all the RPG talent that is getting ready to retire or die and what impact that will have on those of us who are still hanging on. Maybe it all started with a webinar (the recording's available) "Strategies for Overcoming IBM i Skills and Staffing Shortages"  given by Rob Rheault, Director of Application Services, and Marcel Sarrasin, VP of Corporate Marketing and Business Development, at Fresche Legacy. This webinar kicked off a certain amount of discussion in the RPG/AS400 Developers group on LinkedIn under a post by Kimberley Chan.

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TechTip: CNX Valence for PHP

by Victoria Mack November 04, 2016 0 Comments

PHP help tools. That’s what we’re looking at. And this month, we are looking at the CNX Valence product.

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey

Part of getting familiar with PHP is getting familiar with the way in which PHP relates to the IBM i. Over the past year, we have looked at different options for creating PHP scripts that we might use with the i.

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TechTip: Additional PHP Tools—BCD Software

by Victoria Mack May 17, 2016 0 Comments

So far, we’ve talked only about Zend and its family of products. But is that all there is? The answer is “no,” and this month we’ll look at what BCD Software has to offer if you’re dabbling in PHP.

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey  

I know, I know. Last time we talked I promised to continue on with the debug, but by now you know that my attention wanders. To be perfectly honest, I run Zend Studio on a Mac, and there seem to be one or two issues with the most recent update to Studio for that platform. Shouldn’t take long to resolve, but I need to write an article now, so let’s talk about something else until I get clear.

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