Category Archives: iSeries

Zend Framework 2 performance optimization: it works

Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) provides optimization techniques that are often overlooked by published performance tests. One excellent source for such techniques is a presentation by Gary Hockin. I was thrilled when my client and friend King Harrison IV of K3S … Continue reading

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Save your fingers when using PHP-CLI

In Batch PHP I showed how to call PHP from a command line. For example, with Zend Server 6 or 7 on IBM i, one would launch a PASE command line using the command CALL QP2TERM, or launch QShell using … Continue reading

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Zendcon 2014 promo video for IBM i users

Zendcon, the premier PHP conference, Oct. 27-30, 2014, has a dedicated IBM i track and a special day of IBM i workshop tutorials, to be presented on Oct. 27 by consultant Alan Seiden and IBM’s Tony Cairns, teaching details of performance and DB2 while answering attendee questions in a focused setting. Other tutorials will teach advanced Git, Zend Framework 2, and more. Mike Pavlak will present sessions, co-host an IBM i reception, and ensure that Zendcon is an excellent investment for IBM i attendees. Conference in Santa Clara, California. More information: http://zendcon.com or http://www.alanseiden.com/2014/08/12/zendcontutorial-discount-expires-aug-15/ Continue reading

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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). If it did, I could use the relatively new INSERT with remote SUBSELECT technique, which allows a single SQL statement to copy DB2 … Continue reading

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ZendCon+Tutorial discount expires Aug. 31

ZendCon, the premier PHP conference, October 27-30, 2014, in Santa Clara, California, has a discount expiring August 15 31 (extended!). When you register, be sure to include the tutorial day (Oct. 27). If you already registered but forgot to add … 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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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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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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