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Essential IBM i Resources

IBM i Resources


I noticed some interesting offers of Essential IBM i Resources by iProDeveloper and I have re-published them below for your convenience.


iPro Developer eBooks

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ebooksAPIs By Example

Carsten Flensburg deals with the cryptographic APIs involved in setting up a secure, manageable cryptographic environment.


ebooksRPG and the IFS: A Primer

Scott Klement shows you how using IFS from your RPG programs is simpler than you might think.

ebooksPHP from
an RPG

Jon Paris shows you how to tackle a PHP project head-on in this in-depth ebook.






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Posted by Mario1 - 20/09/2012 at 2:59 pm

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PHP from an RPG Perspective

PHP from an RPG Perspective


I found an interesting book on the iProDeveloper website about PHP from an RPG Perspective and I have copied the article below for your convenience.


PHP from an RPG Perspective
PHP from an RPG Perspective

PHP from an RPG Perspective


When it comes to developing applications for the web, RPG leaves us with many challenges. The first – and for many the biggest – is that IBM has never provided a native RPG GUI implementation. As a result, if you want to use RPG for web work, you have to make a choice as to which set of third-party APIs you’re going to use. This System iNetwork tutorial will help you get comfortable tackling a PHP project head-on and teach you to use PHP effectively.

What you’ll learn:

  • The fundamentals of PHP including basic output, arrays, functions, database access, error handling, web services, and more
  • How the fundamentals of PHP compare to RPG
  • How to handle browser basics in PHP
  • How to get started exploring the many PHP functions available
  • Error handling, database access and storing session data
  • Why PHP can be your go-to language for web work

About the Author:

Jon Paris has been involved in IT for more than 40 years with experience covering the spectrum from operations to compiler design. Jon joined the languages group in IBM’s Toronto Lab in 1987, where he was involved in the launch of the AS/400. Subsequently, Jon was assigned to the architecture and planning group with responsibility for the Cobol and RPG languages. He was one of the “fathers” of RPG IV and played a major role in its design.

Jon left IBM in 1998 and, with his partner Susan Gantner, now runs Partner400, a company focused on developing and delivering application modernization education in the IBM i world. Partner400 is also a member of the System iDeveloper educational consortium, which runs the RPG & DB2 Summit conferences. Jon is a frequent speaker at user group meetings and conferences around the world and has a number of speaker excellence awards.


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You can purchase the PHP from an RPG Perspective eBook from the iProDeveloper website

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Posted by Mario1 - 04/06/2012 at 4:13 pm

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Some Computer Books Suggestions

Some Books Suggestions

Some good books that we have read recently are the following:

An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM Websphere Studio It has been written by Gary Craig and Peter Jakab Mauny and provides all the information needed to learn Websphere Studio and pass the IBM Certified Associate Developer exam. The book includes also a CD-ROM with IBM Wesphere software. The book is published by IBM Press.

Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL Programmers by Phil Coulthard and George Farr. The Java syntax and JDK functionality is explained through comparaison with COBOL. The book introduces applets, Java Native Interface (JNI), Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Java Beans, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), servlets, JSP, XML etc. It includes also an introduction to Visual Age for Java which is included in a CD-ROM. The book is published by IBM Press.

The Data Warehouse Toolkit It has been written by Ralph Kimball, who has designed data warehouses for many years (in addition to teaching and consulting). The book compares and contrasts the techniques used for developping on-line transaction processing (OLTP) with those required for data warehouses and demonstrates that they are often quite different. The book is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc and includes a useful CD.

A complete guide to DB2 Universal Database One very good book written by Don Chamberlin (one of the co-inventors of the original SQL database language). The book supplies detailed and updated information without assuming prior knowledge of DB2 and SQL. You will find dozens of practical tips to save you hours of work in developing database applications. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc.

e-RPG One very good book on the development of Web applications on the AS400 with RPG programming language is “e-RPG” by Bradley V.Stone – MC Press.

JAVA Programming – Advanced Topics A very good book by Joe Wigglesworth and Paula Lumby (both of the IBM Toronto Lab) –Thomson Learning. The book includes a CD full of sotware (e.g. IBM Visual Age for Java, Borland Jbuilder 3 and IBM DB2 UDP Personal Edition)

Enterprise JAVABEANS by Example This excellent book has been written by Henri Jubin, Jurgen Friedrichs and a team of specialists in IBM International Technical Support Organisation. It provides all the information insight and resources you need to begin building tomorrow’s Enterprise Javabeans applications – today. Prentice Hall.

XML and JAVA One very good book on the subject, that includes also good information on Servlets and three tier applications is “Professional Java XML Programming” by Alexander Nakhimovsky and Tom Myers Wrox Press

The Linux A-Z by Phil Cornes. It is a unique publication that guides the student up to the Linux learning ladder to gain a good understanding of the Operating System. It includes different parts on Basics, Administration, System Programming, Device Drivers and Internals. It is published by Prentice Hall.

Beginning Linux Programming by Neil Matthew and Richard Stones. One very good book that is an achievement in terms of its subjet coverage as well as its surprising depth. Published by Wrox Press

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Posted by Mario1 - 03/05/2012 at 3:09 pm

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