I definitely have no problem with you or anyone being an iSeries and PHP

I feel the same way about .Net and the iSeries.

I was just pointing out that PHP isn't really an iSeries differentiator.

Look forward to seeing your recorded presentation.

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date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 07:23:19 -0700
from: Tech Guru <techguru@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Take an active role in the future of IBM i

Jon will be happy you hold him in such high regard. ;-)

I don't think it's a conflict being a PHP advocate and an IBM i advocate
the same time. While PHP is not a platform specific language and this is
indeed a big plus for the IBM i developers who learn it, it still runs
the IBM i which is also a big deal. I don't want to get into a religious
discussion about the relative virtues of PHP, Java, and CGIDEV2 so I'll
this short. In my experience, an RPG developer will go from not knowing
at all to being able to develop a production ready application using PHP
a MUCH shorter time than Java or even .NET (and without learning all the
and outs of Object-Oriented programming). While CGIDEV2 is a great tool
paves the way for web development using RPG, it is not my tool of choice
specifically because it is platform dependent. If I am a master at
developing web-apps using CGIDEV2 I can't turn around and use that
anywhere else. As you point out, in today's world that's not such a good
career move.

By the way, you have all motivated me to get off my backside and record
"Why PHP on IBM i" session that I gave at the Ocean Technical
When it's available I'll send a link.

- Jeff

p.s. Jon, thanks again for the review on Amazon.

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