|Date:||February 21, 2017|
|Time:||5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)|
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|Presentation:||Strategic Modernization file|
You know you need to modernize your IBM i applications, but where to start? In this talk, Alan will inspire you with creative examples of modernization on IBM i that provided a strong return on investment while controlling risk. Learn how to choose projects with the best return on investment, and then complete them with confidence. We will lead an honest discussion of the most effective strategies. Can RPG programmers learn PHP? Yes. Can new PHP developers be integrated into an existing IT department? Yes. Both approaches have merit. See creative ways to use PHP, not only to create new GUI front-ends, but to add jazzy features to existing interactive RPG programs. Please your users and business people by incorporating PHP into your shop.
During a recent broadcast of this talk to COMMON Europe, one attendee said: "Great intro for how to do modernization! Thank you!"
Alan Seiden, Seiden Group, Owner, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, USA, SeidenGroup.com
Alan founded Seiden Group to help the IBM i community create web and mobile applications by combining PHP, RPG, DB2, and Zend Framework. He does this while teaching people how to become experts themselves. Alan co-develops the open-source PHP Toolkit with IBM and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers, later cofounding the NYC Zend Framework Meetup. Alan was a charter member of IBM/COMMON's PHP Advisory Board and a consultant for IBM's manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS. An award winning speaker, Alan has been called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i" and is a Zend Reseller Partner.