Bring RPG/COBOL Business Logic to the Web with the PHP Toolkit

Alan Seiden Beginner

Don't reinvent the wheel when developing PHP applications. Instead, re-use your valuable business logic. Reduce risk, speed development, reduce costs when developing web and mobile applications by calling RPG and COBOL programs, system commands, accessing data areas, and more, with the open source PHP Toolkit for IBM i, co-developed by IBM and Alan Seiden. The toolkit is free, flexible, supported by Zend and uses IBM's XMLSERVICE toolkit on the backend. In this session you'll:

  • Create a modern PHP-based graphical interface that uses RPG/COBOL/CL building blocks
  • Know when to access DB2 directly, and when to call a program
  • Optimize toolkit performance