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Modernization myths: DDS, DDL and IBM i and PHP Tricks for the RPG Programmer

  • 20 Nov 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • 111 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054


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Start Time: Reg. 5:30 pm


Alan Seiden


Modernization myths: DDS, DDL and IBM i
and  PHP Tricks for the RPG Programmer: graphics, Excel, PDFs, E-Mail and More


Modernization myths: DDS, DDL and IBM i

  Alan will sink his teeth into a comparison of Data Definition Specification (DDS) and Data Definition Language (DDL). Yes, DDL is the modern way to create tables and indexes, with undeniable benefits, but in Alan's opinion, several myths have led to unrealistic expectations (a thin, flaky crust, you might say) about the benefits of converting from DDS to DDL. Learn the true benefits of DDL, discard half-baked beliefs, and enjoy DB2 databases that are easier to manage, perform better, and work well with established IBM i languages such as RPG and COBOL and open source languages such as PHP.

PHP Tricks for the RPG Programmer

PHP is famous for its ability to build web sites, but it also a flexible tool that can be called by RPG and CL programs. Alan will show how to accomplish marvelous tasks by calling PHP from ordinary RPG and CL programs.
Examples will include:
Creating graphs and charts based on DB2 data
Beautifully formatted Excel spreadsheets from your data
Formatted PDF files from your data
Send flexible email messages, including HTML format and attachments, and using any SMTP server, including an Exchange server.
Receive information back from a PHP script into RPG or CL

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