Author Archives: Alan Seiden

Where to find DB2 for IBM i documentation

It’s not always easy to locate the official documentation for all features of DB2 for IBM i. Using Google Search is hit or miss, with full-text searches often bringing irrelevant results from other varieties of DB2 or from older versions. … Continue reading

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#OceanTech17: Three Days of Inspiration in July

July 20-22, 2017, Costa Mesa, CA I always look forward to participating in the OCEAN Tech conference. It’s an impressive example of a local user group bringing affordable education to its members.

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Seiden Group is here

We are pleased to announce the start of a re-branding from Alan Seiden Consulting to “Seiden Group,” reflecting our evolution from a one-person consultancy to a team of experts. We still specialize in PHP and open source on IBM i, … Continue reading

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Speaking tip

An IBM i colleague today asked me for tips to make his presentations at COMMON and other conferences more effective and helpful. I told him that I like to arrive a day early, talk to people, gauge the audience’s level … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of tuning PHP on IBM i

At today’s free webinar at 12pm EDT, sponsored by Zend, a Rogue Wave Company, I will join Mike Pavlak in sharing tips on optimizing PHP in the IBM i environment. The webinar is being recorded and will be available for … Continue reading

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Video promo for COMMON conference May 15-18, 2016

Join me for the 2016 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 15-18, with pre-conference workshops May 14. Don’t miss New Orleans! Learn about IBM i 7.3, open source languages, security, and more. Alan will speak about PHP, SQL, performance, and … Continue reading

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WMCPA IBM i conference: March 15-17, 2016

Join me and 27 other speakers at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) spring technical conference, March 15-17, 2016, at the Lake Lawn Resort on the shores of Delavan Lake. Featured speakers: Alison Butterill, Tim Rowe. Speakers: Robert Andrews, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Choose PHP

I’m proud to have written the foreword for BCD’s new eBook, Top 10 Reasons to Choose PHP for IBM i Web Application Development. In this free eBook, author Duncan Kenzie explains why PHP has become the mainstream solution for web … Continue reading

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ZendCon 2015 starts October 19

This year’s ZendCon has a new location—Las Vegas—and more IBM i speakers than ever, including: Tony Cairns (IBM) Massimiliano Cavicchioli (Zend) Jim Oberholtzer (Agile Technology Architects) Mike Pavlak (Zend) Stephanie Rabbani (BCD) Chuk Shirley (Sabel Steel) Shlomo Vanunu (Zend) and … Continue reading

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iTalk with Tuohy interview

I recently joined speaker and consultant Paul Touhy for a spontaneous, personal ‘iTalk with Tuohy’ recorded chat, described thus: “Paul Tuohy talks to development guru Alan Seiden about developing in PHP, the PHP for IBM i Toolkit, performance for developers … Continue reading

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