Connect your PHP applications to resources on your IBM i (evolved from AS/400, iSeries) using the open source (free!) PHP Toolkit for IBM i.
Supported by Zend and IBM and co-developed by Alan Seiden and IBM’s Tony Cairns, the toolkit is also known as the XML Toolkit because the PHP front end and the XMLSERVICE RPG back end communicate via XML.
Start Here with Alan’s Presentation Slides
Get the most complete, accurate information about the PHP Toolkit by reading Alan’s presentation Bring RPG/COBOL Business Logic to the Web with the PHP Toolkit (PDF format).
Other Toolkit Resources
Download the PHP Toolkit with Zend Server
This download link takes you to the Zend web site, where the Toolkit is included with all Zend Server downloads, Releases 5.6 and higher. Just scroll down the page to download older versions of Zend Server.
Hosted on the Young i Professionals site, an open source wonderland for IBM i. Log in to access the following downloads and resources:
- Latest Toolkit Downloads for both PHP front end and XMLSERVICE back end, installation instructions, and documentation
- XMLSERVICE toolkit back-end change log
The official documentation can be found on the Zend web site.