Install MySQL on your PC, and learn how to tame it using SQLyog.
Written by Jan Jorgensen
In my last TechTip, I showed you how to install Apache and PHP locally on your PC. But to make the marriage perfect, PHP really needs a database partner, and the open-source MySQL database server is the perfect match.
Normally, the database will be installed on IBM i, Windows, or Unix, but if you want to start using MySQL and PHP, a local installment makes a lot of sense because you don't need to worry about messing things up. Heck, you don't even have to be connected to the Internet.
The company's statement of direction for Version 7.1 will affect RPG programmers, among others.
Written by Chris Smith
IBM announced an interim release of the IBM i operating system this week—6.1.1—and gave highlights on a statement of direction for the next major release in 2010 (Version 7.1) in which it said RPG would start to be "decoupled" from the 5250 data stream.
The announcements were broad and detailed but can be broken down into the following main categories: