PHP implementation

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We are looking at implementating PHP to develop applications - we are not sure where to begin - what resources will we need on i Series - does anyone have a pseudo checklist of requirements for i Series setup - any suggestions on what type of training would be required to efficiently use PHP?

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While PHP is by no means my area of expertise, I did do a little searching for you and found a pretty good website for an overall gist PHP setup and utilization. The website is <a href=”http://www.oxxus.net/tutorials/php”>Oxxus</a> and seems to provide some pretty good information. As far as using with an I Series server, it sounds like you are already on the right track. I would also suggest checking out books such as <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Learning-MySQL-JavaScript-Step—Step/dp/0596157134/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317455205&sr=8-1″> Learning MySQL, Javascript and PHP</a>. Again, I am not the expert on web design or application programming but in my line of work, I have used O’Rilley publishing for numerous things and they always seem to be very comprehensive and accurate.

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  • TomLiotta
    First step -- obtain and install PHP. See Zend and IBM i for details. Tom
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    Tom - thanks for the info - just a couple more questions..... Will we need to download both links? Getting started with PHP is easy: Register to gain access to Zend support for Zend Server Community Edition. Starting in April 2010 Zend Server Community Edition, the PHP runtime, is preloaded with IBM i 7.1, 6.1 and 5.4. Register and download Zend Studio for IBM i, Zend’s advanced development environment for PHP applications. Would i also need to download the following? Zend is "The PHP Company". They provide products, support, education, and services for PHP application development and deployment. Zend Server Community Edition for IBM i is a complete PHP runtime environment that includes a toolkit that enables easy access to IBM i applications and data.Zend Server for IBM i also contains a complete PHP runtime environment, but additionally provides performance optimization, monitoring, root cause analysis, and more. It includes bridges to both 5250 and Java applications.Zend Studio for IBM i is a professional grade IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing PHP applications. Note: Links above reside outside of ibm.com. Many PHP applications are written to the open source MySQL database. MySQL is available for IBM i enabling these PHP applications to run on IBM i. .
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