Tag Archives: IBMi

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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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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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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Which version of Zend Server for IBM i do I have?

Here is the easiest way to determine which version of Zend Server is installed on a given IBM i system. From a 5250 command line, follow these four steps: 1. GO LICPGM 2. Take option 10 (Display installed licensed programs) … Continue reading

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We’ve been named a Top 10 IBM i blog

This blog, alanseiden.com, has been named to the “Best i Blog Bets” top 10 list by Alex Woodie, Senior Editor of IT Jungle. Thank you to Alex for this honor. This site will continue to offer articles, presentations, event listings, … Continue reading

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Zend/PHP 2011 Photos, Part 1 (IBM i)

IBM i had a solid presence at ZendCon, the Zend/PHP conference. IBM itself was a sponsor and staffed a booth (Tim Rowe and Tony Cairns). Here are a few photos from the conference. I’ll post more when I get time.

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