Webinar: which PHP coding style should IBM i programmers use?

We have written a lot about the use of PHP for modernising, developing and mobilising IBM i systems before on this blog.

PHP has become a firm favourite for developing web applications for a number of reasons, not least because it is an open source programming language that is relatively easy for traditional RPG programmers to learn and master. When looking at PHP, there are coding styles to consider:

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Programming languages, databases and software libraries: adopting new technologies for software development

Customers crave functionality. Software developers must deliver functionality whilst taking care of the technical health of the software.

Business logic should not be entombed in stagnant and obsolete architectures, frameworks or platforms. Nor should the introduction of technological change disrupt or diminish the use of the software. Based on these premises and our experiences at Proximity, I want to specifically reflect on our approach to adoption of new technologies:

How do we deliver functionally software rich solutions whilst keeping them technologically current?

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PHP driving IBM i modernisation strategies

An online survey conducted by Zend of over 400 IBM i professionals has revealed that 70% are using PHP on the IBM i in their businesses, with 45% of those users having five or more PHP applications.

The fact that the IBM i has become a much more open platform in the last couple of years means that it is now an excellent platform for the development of web and mobile based application. And PHP is fuelling that modernisation strategy.

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Getting the most from your Avaya call centre

If you are responsible for managing a call or contact centre, or for managing a team within that centre, then you will know how important it is to access critical data on the performance of your centre and agents. Both in real-time and historically.

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Web applications under increased threat of malicious attack

Businesses are faced with an increasing number of malicious attacks on their web applications according to research conducted by Imperva.

In their fifth annual ‘Web Application Attack Report’ they reported that there was a 10% year-on-year increase in SQL injection (SQLi) attacks and a 24% increase in Remote File Inclusion attacks (from 38% to 62%). These attacks are also 44% longer compared to the previous year.

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