Introduction to microservices for IBM i
While there is no standard or formal definition of the term “microservice,” one can essentially view microservices as a method of developing software systems as a suite of independently deployable, small, modular services that work together. Each service performs a specific process and communicates via a well-defined, typically lightweight mechanism to satisfy a particular business […]
Welcome to the future on IBM i
OK, this is a bit of a far-reaching title, but I think in this case, it’s fully warranted. We’ve recently released Zend Server 9.1, which brings the wonders of PHP 7 (and more specifically, 7.1) to the IBM i platform. This is huge news for the IBM i crowd, which is typically very interested in performance, […]
10 years of PHP on IBM i – Attend the celebration at ZendCon 2016
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 […]
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 […]
Taking it to the Summit: We’ll be attending the RPG & DB2 Spring Summit!
Next week, two of our IBM i experts will be attending the RPG & DB2 Summit in Dallas. This Summit has been called the best educational value for IBM i developers, so we’re thrilled to be in attendance! While there, we’ll be exhibiting at a booth, networking with fellow enthusiasts, and presenting on a daily […]