Category Archives: db2

Find the Technology Refresh (TR) level of an IBM i

I recently needed to know if a client’s IBM i 7.1 system had Technology Refresh 4 (TR4) installed. If it did, I could use the relatively new INSERT with remote SUBSELECT technique, which allows a single SQL statement to copy … Continue reading

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ZendCon+Tutorial discount expires Aug. 15

ZendCon, the premier PHP conference, October 27-30, 2014, in Santa Clara, California, has a discount expiring August 15. When you register, be sure to include the tutorial day (Oct. 27). If you already registered but forgot to add the tutorial … Continue reading

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See you at COMMON, May 4-7, 2014

Hope you enjoy these four videos (plus an outtake) I made with fellow speakers Dawn May and Charles Guarino to promote this year’s COMMON conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, from May 4-7, 2014, with optional pre-conference workshops May … 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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ZF2 and DB2 for IBM i

Alan answers questions about DB2 for IBM i support in Zend Framework 2. Continue reading

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Alan Seiden Consulting LLC

I’ve started a consulting firm dedicated to helping companies attain superior results with PHP, Zend Framework, IBM i, and related technologies such as Zend Server, DB2, and the new PHP toolkit. We will provide guidance and best practices, training, mentoring, … Continue reading

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Toolkit webcast tomorrow, April 5

Tomorrow I’m presenting a new webcast, New PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i, as part of System i Network’s free “Virtual Conference.” Date: Thursday, April 5 Time: 11:15am ET Registration (free): http://tinyurl.com/new-toolkit-20120405 Other presentations in … Continue reading

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Web performance webinar today

Hope you can join me for “Web performance first aid,” a webcast for the COMMON user group. The webcast will be recorded and archived for future listenings as well. The webcast is for COMMON members, so anyone wanting to hear … Continue reading

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