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Installing Zend Server on the i: How and Why

Want to get started with PHP on the i? Well, the first step is to download the products that are available on the i from Zend. And the first part of that is to download the Zend Server. But how? And why?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

PHP on the i. Why am I bothering to write about this? Mostly because I think we have reached a point where every RPGer and every IBM i should have some capability to do web-oriented languages. You might use Ruby or CGIDEV or even Java, but I'm a PHP fan. You might decide to learn PHP yourself and build your own scripts, or you might find real PHP programmers and have them do the work for you. What's important is that unlike a web PHP app, which can be done on your PC, PHP apps that run on the i and interface with the DB2 database on the i, are going to need a development and run environment that runs on the i itself. And the best option for that is Zend Server. But many people have an ancestral fear of words that begin with "Z," so a little encouragement may help.

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The CL Corner: True and False Conditions

Let's take a look at using logical variables.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Recently, on TechTarget's IT Knowledge Exchange site, SundarNVS entered the following request:

 

"Hi! I have an iSeries [sic] database table that has a column name JOBQ. I want to update all records with JOBQ value QBATCH into 2 different jobq names for alternate records. I'm a CL programmer and looking for an example of updating a column via SQL that I can call from my CL in a loop."

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In the Wheelhouse: The Question of Hiring IBM i Talent

Hiring new people may not be as complicated as we make it out to be.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

My task this spring was to hire a developer. We knew which way the business wanted to grow and needed some additional full-time development help to begin with. We had some "legacy" IBM Domino applications that desperately needed a refresh in terms of functionality and web enablement, plus we needed to be more flexible in doing custom development to augment the primary ERP systems. Also, the ability for new apps to be built with a responsive design was a must-have, given our growing demand for mobile computing.

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Technology Focus: Finding What Shouldn't Be Broken with Software Testing Tools

Bugs in software can be due as much to organizational problems as bad coding. Finding errors reliably often requires some help.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

When you stop and consider how complex some of today's software applications can be, it can seem like a minor miracle that they work as advertised. As we all know though, applications often don't do what they're supposed to do or don't do it the right way. When that happens, software testing tools and methodologies can be an important remedy.

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RPG Academy: Parameters: What You Should Know, Part 2

We started with VALUE. Now it's time to talk about CONST and compare the two keywords: the pros and cons and when you should use each. Even if you always use these keywords, read on. You might be surprised.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Let's start with a quick recap of the previous TechTip. In RPG, parameters passed between programs are, by default, passed by reference. In other words, what is passed when program A calls program B are the references to the locations (or addresses) in memory of the parameters used, not the contents of the parameters. However, when you call a procedure or a function, you're allowed to choose how the parameters should be passed.

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INDUSTRY NEWS >>

Merger Gives IBM i Market a Fresche Look

looksoftware joins the Fresche Legacy family, creating the only complete and one-stop application management and modernization partner for IBM i users. 

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IBM Domino Utility Server V9.0.1 adds IBM Notes Browser Plug-in

The Notes Browser Plug-in allows web-based users to access traditional IBM Notes applications from Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers, without modification.

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Worklight Foundation Cloud Offers Easy-to-Use, Dedicated, Scalable Mobile Environment on SoftLayer

IBM Worklight Foundation Cloud Edition V6.2 delivers the benefits of the Worklight Foundation V6.2 mobile application platform in a cloud environment.

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IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud Service Adds Case Handling and Enhanced Mobile Uis

New features are built into IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) on Cloud.

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Midrange Performance Group Announces Navigator MAX

Midrange Performance Group (MPG) today announces the general availability of Navigator MAX.

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mrc's New Educational Event Program Helps Businesses Capitalize on New Technology

Designed for mrc clients and non-clients alike, these free online events will help businesses better understand and capitalize on changing technology.

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RPG applications’ modernization to free-format under TD/OMS software change management control and i

Remain Software and Linoma Software partnership

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OpenPages GRC on Cloud V7.0 Helps Manage Risk and Compliance Initiatives Across the Enterprise

IBM OpenPages GRC on Cloud V7.0 provides tools to help enterprises:

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