It’s not always easy to locate the official documentation for all features of DB2 for IBM i. Google Search often returns irrelevant results from other varieties of DB2 or from older versions. Yet complete reference manuals are available for almost every aspect of DB2 on i. Here are links to some of my favorites.
If your web application runs slowly, your reputation and business could suffer. You need “Web Performance First Aid.” Discussed are free tools that help diagnose performance bottlenecks, tips for configuring a speedy Apache web server, and how to make best use of the unique characteristics of IBM i.
Tips to help computer workers avoid repetitive strain injury and stay poised at work. Includes how to arrange your computer workstation and learn healthy postural habits. A personal approach that blends my years of work as a professional software developer with my training as a Feldenkrais® teacher. Formerly called Healthy Computing.
The IBM i platform is a highly reliable, secure, self-managing, and integrated operating environment with a loyal, devoted following among thousands of businesses. PHP developers who know how to speak “IBM i” will be differentiated in the job market, gaining interesting employment and consulting opportunities. This talk introduces PHP developers to the world of IBM i, covering the basics of this unique platform.
A case study of how I used PHP and Zend Framework's SOAP capabilities on the IBM i to retrieve data from a Windows-based UPS RoadNet system, integrating the data in a slick-looking web application on the "i".
PHP is famous for its ability to build web-based front ends, but it’s also a flexible tool to use within batch processes. Marvelous tasks can be achieved by calling PHP from ordinary CL programs and with Job Queue functionality in Zend Server. Starting with a primer on PASE and PHP-CLI, we quickly move on to topics such as creating Excel spreadsheets, sending e-mail, and creating graphical PDF files, all in batch.
Starting with an update on Zend Server, this presentation shows the transformation of a green-screen order entry application into a new PHP web interface that runs 100% on the IBM i. Included are details of how to re-use most of the back-end RPG logic while adding new functionality that users love.
An "i-friendly" introduction to Zend Framework with down-to-earth tips on getting started, best practices, and common-sense explanations of Model-View-Controller and i-specific techniques for accessing RPG and DB2.