Tag Archives: IBMi

OCEAN conference July 17-18, 2015, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Join me and 23 other speakers for this unique west-coast conference. Get a jump-start on your challenges and opportunities by talking to experts in the world of IBM i and Power Systems. SQL, DB2, RPG, PHP, Ruby, more, more, more… … Continue reading

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PHP performance webinar, June 11, 2015

Update: a recording of the webinar is available to all registrants. See the link below to register. ——– I’ll be presenting a free webinar, “How to ensure speedy PHP applications on IBM i,” on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 1pm … Continue reading

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Collaboration at COMMON

The 2015 COMMON annual meeting and expo, now in its first day, is helping speakers and attendees create innovation through IBM i integration: open source, closed source, IBM and vendor solutions. For example, of my six presentations during this conference, … Continue reading

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Video promo for WMCPA IBM i conference: March 10-12, 2015

Join me and 20 other speakers at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) spring technical conference, March 10-12, 2015, at the Lake Lawn Resort on the shores of Delavan Lake. Speakers: Aaron Bartell, Rob Bestgen, Larry Bolhuis, Tom Cremieux, … Continue reading

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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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