Open source on IBM i: Has hell frozen over?
In the not-so-distant past, the idea of running open source software (OSS) on the famously proprietary AS/400 was an anathema: not only was the idea technically unfeasible, it was also improbable from a business perspective. Few people would have been able to list three reasons why a customer would ever want such a thing. But […]
Stuck on down-level PHP? Relax, Zend and AWS have your back
The excitement for PHP 7, the latest version of PHP that delivers such impressive performance gains, is contagious. PHP developers are publishing amazing results—from 3x faster code to a 2x reduction in memory usage. PHP conferences in 2016 are filling up with speakers who are sharing the latest results and showing how everyone can leverage […]
PHP and the IBM academic initiative
IBM has a long-standing commitment to provide its best technology to colleges and universities around the world through its Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI). Professors get free or low cost access to IBM systems and software, and in return, students have cutting edge skills when they join the workforce. IBM clients are able to find […]
Two approaches, one great result: Modernizing with PHP
A recent study shows that the number one concern for IBM i customers is application modernization: how to maintain the high performance, resiliency, and security of the IBM i environment while delivering business data and logic to the web and mobile devices that users demand. Worldwide, one of the most popular development languages for web […]