PHP has the support of a large community with thousands of applications and components to share. Try out the PHP scripts available on http://www.hotscripts.com (link resides outside of ibm.com), http://sourceforge.net/ (link resides outside of ibm.com), http://www.opensourcecms.com (link resides outside of ibm.com), http://www.phpjunkyard.com/ (link resides outside of ibm.com) and http://www.phpfreaks.com/ (link resides outside of ibm.com).
Developing PHP Application for IBM i
This roadmap helps IBM i Web application developers create applications for PHP with Zend Server CE for IBM i.
Porting PHP Applications to IBM i
This roadmap provides information for solution providers to port their PHP applications to the IBM i using the Zend Server CE runtime environment.
Brochures, Spec Sheets, and White Papers
Paper: Deploying Open Community Solutions in i5/OS (PDF, 290KB)
Redbook: Discovering MySQL on i5/OS
Article: MySQL Delivers Applications for i5/OS (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Book: Getting Started with PHP for i5/OS, by Brian Kelly (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Brochure: MySQL for i5/OS (PDF, 63KB)
Redbook: PHP: Zend for i5/OS
Brochure: System i Integration with PHP (PDF, 96.5KB)
IBM Migration Toolkit for MySQL to DB2 on i
This tool helps you convert SQL statements from MySQL to DB2 on i.
Zend Server CE for IBM i available in IBM VLP
IBM's Virtual Loaner Program allows ISVs to remotely test their applications running on IBM i.
Zend Training (link resides outside of ibm.com) - Zend offers a variety of training classes on PHP.
There are numerous community resources available for PHP, including:
Zend Forums for i (link resides outside of ibm.com) – a place to ask questions and share experiences
Zend Developer Zone (link resides outside of ibm.com) – a source of news and articles on PHP
php.net (link resides outside of ibm.com) – the opensource PHP site
IBM Developer Works (link resides outside of ibm.com) – Project information for PHP developers
IBM: IBM Provides PHP support with IBM i
IBM i Requirements
Requirements for Zend Server CE and Zend Server for IBM i:
IBM i 7.1
IBM i 6.1
IBM i 5.4
|Version 6||Version 5|
|·||Portable App Solutions Environment||33||5761ss1||5722ss1|
|·||IBM HTTP Server for i5/OS||*base||5761dg1||5722dg1|
|·||IBM Portable Utilities For i5/OS||*base||5733sc1||5733sc1|
Power Systems that run IBM i 7.1, 6.1, 5,4 or V5R3