- 10/04/2016 – 10/06/2016ChicagoAlan will be speaking about PHP, open source, DB2, and SQL on Oct. 5, 2016, as part of this intimate conference by developers, for developers.
- 11/15/16National University, Costa Mesa, CA, 5:30pm
- 11/19/2016National University, Costa Mesa, Calif., 8 am-afternoon.In this all-day workshop, learn what popular open-source content management system Drupal can do for your company. Take advantage of IBM i's support for PHP and MySQL (MariaDb), learn the foundations of those technologies, and how to leverage with Drupal.
Author Archives: Alan Seiden
An IBM i colleague today asked me for tips to make his presentations at COMMON and other conferences more effective and helpful. I told him that I like to arrive a day early, talk to people, gauge the audience’s level … Continue reading
At today’s free webinar at 12pm EDT, sponsored by Zend, a Rogue Wave Company, I will join Mike Pavlak in sharing tips on optimizing PHP in the IBM i environment. The webinar is being recorded and will be available for … Continue reading
Join me for the 2016 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 15-18, with pre-conference workshops May 14. Don’t miss New Orleans! Learn about IBM i 7.3, open source languages, security, and more. Alan will speak about PHP, SQL, performance, and … Continue reading
Join me and 27 other speakers at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) spring technical conference, March 15-17, 2016, at the Lake Lawn Resort on the shores of Delavan Lake. Featured speakers: Alison Butterill, Tim Rowe. Speakers: Robert Andrews, … Continue reading
I’m proud to have written the foreword for BCD’s new eBook, Top 10 Reasons to Choose PHP for IBM i Web Application Development. In this free eBook, author Duncan Kenzie explains why PHP has become the mainstream solution for web … Continue reading
This year’s ZendCon has a new location—Las Vegas—and more IBM i speakers than ever, including: Tony Cairns (IBM) Massimiliano Cavicchioli (Zend) Jim Oberholtzer (Agile Technology Architects) Mike Pavlak (Zend) Stephanie Rabbani (BCD) Chuk Shirley (Sabel Steel) Shlomo Vanunu (Zend) and … Continue reading
I recently joined speaker and consultant Paul Touhy for a spontaneous, personal ‘iTalk with Tuohy’ recorded chat, described thus: “Paul Tuohy talks to development guru Alan Seiden about developing in PHP, the PHP for IBM i Toolkit, performance for developers … Continue reading
I’ve posted the updated slides from a talk I just presented about the PHP for IBM i Toolkit. The talk was given at a free virtual conference presented by the COMMON user group and was sponsored by BCD. The slides … Continue reading
At last Friday’s OCEAN conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., IBM’s Dawn May and I presented “The Art of Performance Diagnostics,” showing how we’ve used tools that are free (Performance Data Investigator) and low-cost (Job Watcher) and included with IBM i … Continue reading
Exact name is required when calling a service program’s procedure Some developers make a common mistake when calling a procedure in a service program using the PHP Toolkit for IBM i or any toolkit based on XMLSERVICE. It’s easy to … Continue reading