PASE – Portable Application Solutions Environment Starting in February of this year all IBM i’s come pre-loaded with Zend Core
Zend Core for i5/OS is a PHP extension/Add-on developed by Zend and IBM. It provides IBM i specific functionality in PHP. Native Command example: RTVJOBA, SBMJOB, CRTPF, etc… Allows you to leverage your existing code Zend was good enough to provide sample code showing how to use these functions. Check out the demo_for_toolkit_classes.php and toolkit_classes.php.
Open source apps: SugarCRM, MediaWiki (wikipedia), and phpMyAdmin. Overhead example: WAS – Websphere application server
Other PHP IDEs: Zend Studio (free for IBM i), Komodo, Eclipse (the only free software other than Studio for i), and PHPEdit. Learn HTML. There’s no way to avoid this.
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Why PHP on IBM i Why, where and how you can and should use PHP on IBM i
Who is Jeff Olen and why should we listen to him?
IBM i developer for 20+ years
Vice-President and Co-founder of Olen Business Consulting, Inc.