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Issue Highlights

November 4, 2016 Volume 13 Issue 44

• LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: CNX Valence for PHP
• FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: C# for RPGers - More on Arrays and a Different FOR Loop
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Magic Software Boosts RAD Platform with Expanded Mobile Capabilities and Improved User Experience
• EVENT: Create IBM i mobile apps with ASNA Mobile RPG and ILE RPG

Feature Article - TechTip

TechTip: CNX Valence for PHP

PHP help tools. That’s what we’re looking at. And this month, we are looking at the CNX Valence product.

Written by Dave Shirey

Part of getting familiar with PHP is getting familiar with the way in which PHP relates to the IBM i. Over the past year, we have looked at different options for creating PHP scripts that we might use with the i.

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Take the next step with PHP! Expand your knowledge and understanding of this essential programming language with the latest book from PHP guru Kevin Schroeder: Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i. Master important PHP topics such as debugging, test-driven development, web-based development, advanced object-oriented programming, and web security. You’ll also get an in-depth look at the new PHP Toolkit for IBM i provided by Zend Technologies. Don’t delay; get started today on building your understanding and skill level with this example-packed, accessible book. Order today!

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Feature Article - TechTip

TechTip: C# for RPGers - More on Arrays and a Different FOR Loop

Let’s continue to explore C# arrays and introduce a different FOR loop. It’s a very useful tool that has no equivalent in RPG.

Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira

In the last TechTip in this C# series, I introduced the array data type and showed how it’s defined and used. Now let’s explore some of its properties and methods, with the help of a different FOR loop: ForEach.

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