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New PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBMOpen source on IBM iAlan SeidenPHP on IBM i consultantStrategic Business Systems, Inc.http://[email protected]

About AlanPHP on IBM i consultant Lead PHP developer for new toolkit from Zend/IBMWriter, speaker, advocate for Zend Framework and PHPPassionate about getting good performance on IBM iDeveloper of IBM/COMMON’s “Best Web Solution” of 2009http://[email protected] Seiden, Strategic Business Systemstwitter: @alanseiden 201-327-9400 New PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 2

Strategic Business Systems, Inc. Developing Web apps on IBM i, iSeries, i5. since 1996 Based in Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey IBM Business Partner Power Systems hardware, software, development, consultingAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 3

Where to download these slidesFrom my sitehttp://alanseiden.com/presentationsOn SlideSharehttp://slideshare.net/aseidenThe latest version will be available on both sitesAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 4

Today’s toolkit topics Toolkit from Zend/IBM Brings out beauty of PHP on IBM i Then and now Who and how? Open source on IBM i? Yes! Community project Install/configure/use Tips, techniques, questionsAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 5

PHP on i—always something new 2004: i5php.net Unofficial PHP binary for “i” available online 2005: IBM and Zend got together 2006: Zend Core for i5/OS Official release with help from IBM, technical support from Zend 2007: Zend Studio: IDE/code editorand Zend Platform: performance booster and code tracer/monitor 2008: Zend Framework supports “i” variant of db2 2009: Zend Server beta for “i” 2010: Zend Server released 2011: New toolkit on “i”Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 6

PHP on i—a comfortable fit Runs completely on “i” Uses IBM’s native Apache web server Shipped by IBM with v5r4 and higher Connects directly to db2 database Light on its feet Efficient—runs well out of the box Create useful functionality quickly; start small and grow Plenty of room for sophistication in larger apps PHP on i provided by Zend Server installerAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 7

Zend ServerAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 8

Zend Server for IBM i Current PHP stack for IBM i Best of Zend Core and Platform in one licensed program Two license levels Zend Server for IBM i Community Edition (CE) Available at no charge per IBM partnership Includes “Optimizer ” that speeds up code One year silver (email) support Zend Server for IBM i, a.k.a. Professional Edition Subscription license High value extra features, Code Tracing, Montitoring, higher support levels Details of differences: o-php-onibm-i-so-what-do-i.htmlAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 9

Installation http://www.zend.com/products/server/downloads Click on the “IBM i” tab Zend Server prerequisites IBM i v5r4 or higher and: IBM’s FastCGI PTF (free) http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-ServerIBMi/i5 installing zend server.htm Try Zend Studio’s IDE (no charge, courtesy of IBM) “Zend Studio for Eclipse, IBM i Edition” http://zend.com/en/products/studio/downloadsAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 10

Screen shot of download pageExample Zend Server / IBM i download page (March 2012)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 11

Toolkit connectsPHP to the iAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 12

Toolkit makes PHP a full member of ‘i’ family Call RPG, COBOL, CL Including IBM i apis Most popular use of toolkit Commands ADDLIBLE LIB(MYLIB) More command types (details later) Read/write objects that store data Data areas User spaces Send/receive data queues Get lists, read data or attributes from these: Spooled filesJob logsActive jobsObjectsSystem valuesAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 13

Call RPG/COBOL to adapt 5250 logic to the webAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 14

Toolkit historyAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 15

Toolkits shipped by Zend (then and now) 2006-2011: i5 Toolkit (Easycom) No longer shipped with Zend Server May still be used if already installed Remains available commercially from Aura company 2012 : New Open Source Toolkit Courtesy of Zend and IBMMade of pure PHP and RPG, free and open sourceFunctionality similar to i5 ToolkitIncludes a Compatibility Wrapper (CW), developed by me, to easetransition to new toolkitAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 16

Do I have to switch to the new toolkit? Zend Server PTF upgrade PTF upgrade process will not remove Easycom Continue to use Easycom or choose new toolkit Support remains New downloads Zend Server 5.6 no longer includes Easycom Use new Open Source toolkit Compatibility Wrapper helps migration Intercepts i5 function calls Passes to new toolkit, transparentlyAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 17

New Open Source Toolkit Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Source code is there—read it, learn, extend, give feedback Open source on IBM i appeals to young developers Collaborative Zend built the PHP interface (Sam Pinkhasov and team) Later, Zend asked me to build the CW and then to maintain andhelp support the package IBM built functionality on the back end Community involvement People are already contributing enhancements and fixes (PHPand RPG code). Luca Zovi, Martin Hieden. Tell us your ideasAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 18

More about XML Service IBM has open sourced XML Service First open source project on IBM i that we know of Made of RPG and DB2 stored procedures (SQL) Tony Cairns, IBM RochesterAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 19

XML Service architecture Cross platform Language agnostic Basic plumbing accessible by all languagesAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 20

Compatibility Wrapper (CW) Written in pure PHP Intercepts existing i5 function requests See CW documentation for several changes Passes them on to new Toolkit API which then Passes on to XMLSERVICE Created by me (Alan) for Zend Bring in the CW code libraryAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 21

Tony and Alan at work (ZendCon ’11)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 22

Install andconfigureAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 23

Where to get new toolkit Included with Zend Server 5.6 http://zend.com/en/products/server/downloads Approved QA version in latest PTF or hotfix Look for latest PTF and hotfix, install in sequence Young i Professionals (YiPs) site Latest version is here http://youngiprofessionals.com/wiki/XMLSERVICE Also: a Git repository for collaborationAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 24

Is it really free? Yes, the new toolkit is. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) BSD license (business friendly) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD licenses Source code available to all Community code contributions welcome Inner workings of toolkit revealed—nothing hidden No registration or special license required (Zend Server itself does work better with a license) Available for the benefit of the PHP/i communityAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 25

Prerequisites IBM i V5R4 or higher 6.1 is even better PTFs from IBM i: Latest PTF cumulative: Java (also has PASE), HTTP, DB2(latest) SI39831/SI39917 - V7R1, SI39829 - V6R1, SI39610 – V5R4(CLOBs) Zend Server 5.6 or higherAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 26

Download latest version Toolkit developing rapidly Start with latest Zend PTF/hotfix Latest is on YiPS site So far, each new version has been an improvement “for Brave and helpful” page has latest test version. Unlesssolving a known problem, try in test XMLSERVICE library beforeoverwriting production ZENDSVRAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 27

Installation With Zend Server install It’s automatic XMLSERVICE is in library ZENDSVR PHP Toolkit is in /usr/local/zendsvr/share/ToolkitApi YiPS site Downloads and instructions RVICE Install both XMLSERVICE (server) and CW/Tkit (PHP client) CRTXML compiles into XMLSERVICE test library If use test library, configure with toolkit.ini’s “XMLServiceLib” CRTXML2 compiles into ZENDSVR production libraryAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 28

Toolkit.ini Located in /usr/local/zendsvr/share/ToolkitApi Useful settings: [host] For CW only, map “old tookit” hostnames/IP to DB names or *LOCAL Example: localhost *LOCAL Normally don’t change default unless your application already specifies adifferent IP address, or you need a database other than *LOCAL WRKRDBDIRE to find your database names [system] Debug true Creates debug.log XMLServiceLib "ZENDSVR“ Or “XMLSERVICE” Encoding "ISO-8859-1“ For some, “UTF-8” works better (a Japanese report)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 29

Notes on installation (PTF update only) Suggestion: update Include Path in php.ini PTF does not update Include Path (full install does) or Server Setup Directives Paths & Directories Add “:/usr/local/zendsvr/share/ToolkitAPI”Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 30

Set your CCSID Coded Character Set Identifier Determines translation between EBCDIC and ASCII ASCII or similar “PC” text format 65535 is special, meaning “never translate” 65535 is NOT our friend, but IS the default QCCSID Everyone must choose and set a CCSID North Americans use 37. Different elsewhere Not only for toolkit Many DB2 operations require CCSID Next slide, see how to set itAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 31

How to check/set CCSID DSPSYSVAL QCCSID If not 65535, you’re probably OK Change with CHGSYSVAL SYSVAL(QCCSID) VALUE(xyz) or in Apache config: /www/zendsvr/conf/httpd.conf USA settings: DefaultFsCCSID 37CGIJobCCSID 37 Different outside of USA. Check list of “Job CCSID”: tion/default list.html Everyone must set a CCSID This really means YOU.otherwise toolkit will not work I mean it P.S. Please set your CCSIDAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 32

Run demo scripts /www/zendsvr/htdocs/Samples/Toolkit/*.* http://your i:10088/Samples/Toolkit/Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 33

ToolkitarchitectureAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 34

How it’s put together PHP links to XMLSERVICE through generic stored procedures (installed automatically with package)Any environment that can send/receive XML canuse XMLSERVICE PHP is the first major “client” to use XMLSERVICEbut there will be more, further strengtheningXMLSERVICE as a back-endAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 35

Calling programsAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 36

RPG program in ZENDSVR samplesFile: CODEIFEQ'2'Cmovel'Zend'nameCELSECmovel'wrong code' nameCENDIFCENDIFC*CSETONCRETURNAlan Seiden, Strategic Business Systems1010LRNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 37

Program call from sample scripts/www/zendsvr/htdocs/Samples/Toolkit/Call RPG example.phpCall RPG example.phpAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 38

AddParameterChar in detailfunction AddParameterChar( io, size, comment, varName '', value, varying, dimension)AddParameterChar() is defined in ToolkitService.phpOur example:Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsI/OLengthCommentVarnameInitvalNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 39

Calling script with resulthttp://my ibmi:10088/Samples/Toolkit/Call program RPG.htmlClick “Call program” to pass parameter to PHP and then RPGhttp://my ibmi:10088/Samples/Toolkit/Call RPG example.phpAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 40

More parameter typesAddParameterChar( io, size, comment, varName, value, varying, dimension)AddParameterInt32( io, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterInt64( io, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterUInt32( io, comment, varName, value , dimension)AddParameterUInt64( io, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterFloat( io, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterReal( io, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterPackDec( io, length, scale, comment, varName, value, dimension)AddParameterZoned( io, length, scale, comment, dimension)AddParameterBin( io, size, comment, varName, value, varName, value, dimension)AddDataStruct(array parameters, name 'struct name', dim, by, isArray, labelLen)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 41

CommandsAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 42

First a simple command// add library list entry cmdString ‘ADDLIBLE LIB(ALANLIB)’; success conn- CLCommand( cmdString);if( success) {echo ‘Added library’;} else {echo ‘Error: ’ . conn- getErrorMsg();}Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 43

Interactive command output cmdString ‘DSPLIBL’; liblArray conn- CLInteractiveCommand ( cmdString);if( liblArray) {echo ‘Added library’;} else {// output full result of DSPLIBL command in an array// pre /pre formats the arrayecho ' PRE ' . print r( liblArray, true) . ' /PRE ';}Results on next slide.Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 44

Results of DSPLIBLArray([0] 5770SS1 V7R1M0 100423 Library List 3/19/12 8:52:44Page[1] ASP[2] LibraryTypeDeviceText Description[3] QSYSSYSSystem Library[4] QSYS2SYSSystem Library for CPI's[5] QHLPSYSSYS[6] QUSRSYSSYSSystem Library for Users[7] DBU80SYS[8] QSYS38SYS[9] [email protected] [email protected][10] ZENDSVRUSR[11] QGPLUSRGeneral Purpose Library[12] QTEMPUSR[13] * * * * * E N D O F L I S T I N G * * * * *)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business Systems1New PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 45

Get info with RTV* commandsCLCommandWithOutput() gets output from RTVJOBA,RTVOBJD, RTVUSRPRF.public function getJobAttributes() {// Note: specify (?N) for numeric attributes cmdString 'RTVJOBA JOB(?) USER(?) NBR(?) CURUSER(?) SYSLIBL(?) CURLIB(?)USRLIBL(?) LANGID(?) CNTRYID(?) CCSID(?N) DFTCCSID(?N)';// Send command; get output array of key/value pairs outputArray this- ClCommandWithOutput( cmdString);return outputArray;} //(public function getJobAttributes()) attrs conn- getJobAttributes(); // run commandecho ‘ pre ’ . print r( attrs, true) . ‘ /pre ’; // print r() formats arrays neatlyResults on next slide.Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 46

Output from RTVJOBAArray of job attributesArray([JOB] QSQSRVR[USER] QUSER[NBR] 240164[CURUSER] QTMHHTTP[SYSLIBL] QSYS[CURLIB] *NONE[USRLIBL] QTEMP[LANGID] ENU[CNTRYID] US[CCSID] 37[DFTCCSID] 37)Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsQSYS2QUSRSYSQGPLMYUTILNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 47

ConnectingAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 48

Overview: connect with new toolkit API Connect with database, user, password Try *LOCAL or real database name WRKRDBDIRE shows valid names If leave blank (‘’, ‘’, ‘’): connect with default web user QTMHHTTPAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 49

More: getting connected in CW and new API CW style conn i5 connect(‘localhost’, ‘myuser’, ‘mypw’, options); If private connection desired, specify in options array(I5 OPTIONS PRIVATE CONNECTION connId) Details here: http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Corei5/i5 php connector api.htm New API style: connect, then choose private or stateless conn ’,’mypw’); Additional function call sets private/stateful (default) or stateless conn setToolkitServiceParams(array(. .)) Details on next slide.Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 50

Private (stateful) or stateless Private/stateful mode: A job is started and “reserved” for user, re-use it File cursors (READE position), QTEMP are maintained, file handlesremain open Best performance when many program calls Specify ‘InternalKey’ as unique job identifier conn setToolkitServiceParams(array(‘InternalKey ‘/tmp/jim123’)); Non-private/stateless Quicker initial connection, runs tookit directly in DB2 job (QSQSRVRjob) Specify ‘stateless’ conn setToolkitServiceParams(array(‘stateless’ true));Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 51

How to use persistent DB2 connection See “DB2 and PHP Best Practices on IBM i” http://alanseiden.com/presentations Persistent DB connection Compatibility Wrapper (CW) style conn i5 pconnect(‘localhost’, ‘myuser’, ‘mypw’); New API conn getInstance(‘*LOCAL’, ‘myuser’, ‘mypw’, ‘’, true); Fifth param is persistence flag Or re-use an existing DB2 persistent connection: http://forums.zend.com/viewtopic.php?f 113&t 46688Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 52

Connect from“off the box”Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 53

2-tier Run PHP on Windows/Linux/Mac Answers a common request from developers Develop on laptop, connecting to XMLSERVICE onIBM i; then deploy to IBM i with no code changes Or run production PHP on non-i machine, callingIBM i-based RPG, commands, etc. Never a charge or cost for this 2-tier support All free and open sourceAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 54

Alternatives for 2-tier transports Two popular transports (drivers/connectivity) “DB2 Connect” software from IBM (not free) Advantage: handles SQL queries, too, as if they were local to PC No-charge alternative: ODBC (free with IBM i Access) Other alternatives CGI/HTTP (no drivers needed) Many more are possible because XML can be sent over anytype of connectionAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 55

Connect via ODBC First, set up ODBC database config on your PC Connection name will be used as the db name (*LOCAL is not allowed) nter/iseries/v7r1m0/index.jsp?topic %2Frzaii%2Frzaiiodbc04.htm CW style connection Specify database name in toolkit.ini[hosts]myibmi MYODBCCONN// PHP to connect via ODBC options array(CW TRANSPORT TYPE ’odbc’); conn i5 connect(‘myibmi’, ‘myuser’, ‘mypw’, options); New API style connection conn ToolkitService::getInstance(‘MYODBCCONN’, ‘myuser’,‘mypw’, ‘odbc’);Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 56

How else to connect. HTTP/CGI interface, no drivers needed Easy way to test XMLSERVICE functionality Once this inferface is set up, can send XML via a browser form Not enabled by default LSERVICE123NoPHPAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 57

Raw XML demos for the L/index.html pgm name 'ZZCALL' lib 'XMLSERVICE' parm data type '1A' a /data /parm parm data type '1A' b /data /parm parm data type '7p4' 11.1111 /data /parm parm data type '12p2' 222.22 /data /parm parm ds data type '1A' x /data data type '1A' y /data data type '7p4' 66.6666 /data data type '12p2' 77777.77 /data /ds /parm return data type '10i0' 0 /data /return /pgm Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 58

TroubleshootingAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 59

Troubleshooting tips Get latest toolkit version XMLSERVICE and PHP wrapper, both VICE Test in XMLSERVICE library if unsure Set your CCSID See earlier slides on this topic Create debug log In toolkit.ini, set debug true, then run script againCreates w log, post to forum, or share with support repContains all XML sent and received, plus more information aboutconnectionAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 60

Resources, events,Q&AAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 61

Resources Zend support Free for one year or extended with paid upgrades Young i Professionals site http://youngiprofessionals.com/wiki/XMLSERVICE Zend Toolkit Forum http://forums.zend.com/viewforum.php?f 113 “PHP on IBM i”- ”Zend Server for IBM i”- ”New Toolkit” Ask questions, get real answers Zend toolkit manual http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-ServerIBMi/php toolkit xml service functions.htmAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 62

A community effort: get involved Help us test the toolkit Report any issues on the Forum Contribute enhancements, tips, fixes Write to forum or [email protected] Why? Make the toolkit and IBM i platform better for everyone Sharpen your skills; work with great people Working with open source demonstrates commitment to yourchosen platform and your career as a wholeAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 63

Alan’s upcoming omingApril 18, 2012Live presentation at LISUG (Long Island, NY)http://lisug.orgMay 6–9, 2012COMMON spring conference (Anaheim, Calif.)http://common.orgIn New York City? I host the NYC Zend Framework /Alan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 64

Contact Get tipsAlan SeidenStrategic Business Systems, Inc,201-327-940017 S. Franklin TpkRamsey, NJ, 07446http://alanseiden.comTwitter: @alanseidenFree PHP/i tips by email:http://alanseiden.com/tipsAlan Seiden, Strategic Business SystemsNew PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM: Open Source on IBM i 65

Best of Zend Core and Platform in one licensed program Two license levels Zend Server for IBM i Community Edition (CE) Available at no charge per IBM partnership Includes "Optimizer " that speeds up code One year silver (email) support Zend Server for IBM i, a.k.a. Professional Edition Subscription license