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.
Co-developed by Alan Seiden and maintained by the IBM i community, 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 information about the PHP Toolkit by reading Alan’s presentation Bring RPG/COBOL Business Logic to the Web with the PHP Toolkit (PDF format). Note: these slides date from about 2017 and don’t reflect RPM-based PHP paths and other changes.
Other Toolkit Resources
Install the PHP Toolkit: a myriad of ways
- Download from https://github.com/zendtech/IbmiToolkit
- Install via Composer (“composer require zendtech/ibmitoolkit”)
- The toolkit is also installed with Zend Server
- Note: XMLSERVICE is now shipped by IBM in the QXMLSERV library