Future-proof your IBM i applications

Do you need to provide web and mobile access to the data and business logic in your IBM i applications? It can be a daunting task, but a full production solution is available and native on IBM i.

PHP is the most popular scripting language for building web and mobile applications. Zend Server is the leading commercial offering of PHP, and it runs natively on IBM i. Zend Studio, a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE), provides an intuitive application development environment and is fully integrated with IBM DB2 for i.

Tens of thousands of IBM i customers around the world have downloaded Zend’s PHP products for i for a wide variety of web and mobile application development initiatives. As an IBM i customer, you are entitled to Zend Server Basic Edition and one year of Silver Support at no charge. In addition, you can connect to the open source PHP community, which is over 5 million strong. So, you can get started quickly and build production-ready apps with minimal risk and low cost of entry.

Getting started with PHP is easy:

So what is PHP?
PHP stands for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is an open source scripting language that is designed for Web application development and enables very simple scripting. More than 240 Million websites use PHP for content management, customer relationship management, database access, ecommerce, forums, blogs, and wikis.

PHP is a language that has evolved along with the web itself. PHP7, the latest version, has been optimized for the performance and networking demands of a mobile-first world. Although most PHP developers use an object-oriented approach, PHP applications can be procedural, making them highly compatible with RPG applications.

How is Zend related to PHP?

Zend is "The PHP Company". Zend’s co-founders are two of the original authors of PHP, and Zend is the leading contributor to PHP. Zend Server is the world’s leading commercial offering of PHP, and it includes several enterprise-grade features that are not available in any open source distribution of PHP.

Zend has a robust set of professional services that start with helping IBM i clients develop their first PHP application and extend into security and architecture audits. Zend also offers a Zend Certified Engineer program, which is the gold standard for PHP developers; Zend can connect IBM i customers with skilled PHP developers almost anywhere in the world.

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