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January 15, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 2


TOP STORY: TechTip: Meet Your New PHP Friends, Mrs. date and Mr. strtotime
FEATURED ARTICLE: In Search of the Perfect UI 
MORE NEWS: Forrester: IT Spending to Rebound in 2010 
FORUM: Practical RPG: Use Prototyping to Maximize Productivity

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Meet Your New PHP Friends, Mrs. date and Mr. strtotime

It's not RPG, but still, PHP has some strong date functions.

jan_jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

PHP gets more and more hot in the IBM i community, so I'm planning a series of TechTips about PHP functions that you might find useful.


Feature Article - Programming
In Search of the Perfect UI

Experts wrestle over the best way for RPG programmers to build Web apps as one uncovers a nifty new JavaScript tool.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The enthusiasm that PHP has elicited in the IBM i community among those who have embraced a new language for Web development warms the heart, but not everyone is convinced that PHP is enterprise-ready.


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