Author Archives: Alan Seiden

IBM i safe from OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

Clients have asked me whether their IBM i servers may be vulnerable to hackers due to the widely publicized OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. The answer is no. IBM i is safe from this bug, which is present only in specific OpenSSL … Continue reading

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Performance Tweet chat Monday, online workshop Thursday

Join me for two events this week sponsored by COMMON, a Users Group: Monday, Feb. 24: Free Tweet Chat about optimizing PHP Performance on IBM i. Use hash tag #COMMONChat. 12pm Central time. Thursday, Feb. 27: Full-day (10-4 Central time … Continue reading

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PHP Performance on IBM i: Tuesday, Dec. 10 (limited-time discount)

Update: a recording of this class is available at http://iprodeveloper.com/let-your-php-apps-fly-ibm-i-high-performance-php-demand ————- This Tuesday, learn how to Let Your PHP applications fly on IBM i. Busy? You can attend while getting your work done, with three one-hour class segments separated by … Continue reading

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High-performance PHP on IBM i this Tuesday (July 30, 2013)

For the first time, I’m teaching how to Let Your PHP applications fly on IBM i, including how to configure Zend Server for performance, diagnose bottlenecks, leverage unique IBM i performance tools, optimize DB2 and the IBM i toolkit, and … Continue reading

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March updates to PHP Toolkit for IBM i

All are invited to try and enjoy this update before it’s officially packaged: XMLSERVICE 1.7.8 and PHP Toolkit 1.5.0 My favorite part is in the performance improvements. There are also bug fixes to data areas and data queues, configurable PASE … Continue reading

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Technical conferences make business sense

With COMMON’s conference starting in little over a week, I’ve written a blog post to show how managers can achieve a compelling return on investment (ROI) by sending their staff to technical conferences. Read “Send your technical staff to conferences” … Continue reading

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Tell me how a conference has helped you

Have you ever learned something you really needed to know, made a valuable contact, discovered a better way to do things, decided on a future direction, as a result of attending a conference? Have you found ways to save money … Continue reading

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Zend Server for IBM i download page

If you’re looking for Zend Server for IBM i, its updates or hotfixes (such as the recent SOAP hot fix), or the latest official PHP Toolkit release, try the new Zend Server download page for IBM i. The new page … Continue reading

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Why PHP on IBM i

A colleague asked me for a catchy quote about why IBM i aficionados should choose PHP. Some thoughts to start with: 1. With PHP you can build your dreams. 2. PHP lets you start simply and grow. 3. PHP combines … Continue reading

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How to prevent Easycom from loading

Several clients have asked me how to prevent their older Easycom components from loading, now that they’ve migrated from the Easycom toolkit to the new open source IBM i Zend toolkit. Here are instructions based on suggestions from Rod Flohr … Continue reading

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