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October 15, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 19


TOP STORY: Zend Studio 11: A Pretty Big Deal
FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 Transforms Data into Meaningful and Useful Insights
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Why Network Security 6.50?
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Feature Article - Programming
Zend Studio 11: A Pretty Big Deal

This small package packs a powerful punch, providing many facilities that all PHP programmers definitely should have at their disposal.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Last month, we talked about the Zend Server, the Garth Brooks of the Zend world, and how it can be used to provide an effective environment to run PHP programs from the i. Now we will move on and talk about Zend Studio, the Ariana Grande of the Zend world.


 Zend Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) similar to RDi.


Sponsor - The MC Press Bookstore

Take the next step with PHP! Expand your knowledge and understanding of this essential programming language with the latest book from PHP guru Kevin Schroeder: Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i. Master important PHP topics such as debugging, test-driven development, web-based development, advanced object-oriented programming, and web security. You’ll also get an in-depth look at the new PHP Toolkit for IBM i provided by Zend Technologies. Don’t delay; get started today on building your understanding and skill level with this example-packed, accessible book. Order today! 


Feature Article - Programming
Book Review: Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i

Enterprise-level PHP skills and techniques have been adapted for IBM i developers in Kevin Schroeder's new book.

alan seidenWritten by Alan Seiden

In the eight years since PHP became available to IBM i, applications running PHP on the i have become more sophisticated and mission-critical. Wise developers will want to employ modern development techniques to ensure that their applications are easy to maintain and test. A new book by Kevin Schroeder, Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i, offers IBM i developers professional development techniques to keep pace with the needs of today's growing applications.


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PHP…Just for IBM i. This is the first book to comprehensively address PHP and how it can—and should—be deployed on the IBM i. Learn how to transfer skills from a green screen environment to the Web, become intimately familiar
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Most Popular MC Press Books

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles

  1. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  2. RPG TnT
  3. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  4. DB2 10.1 Fundamentals (Exam 610)
  5. The Remote System Explorer
  6. Advanced, Integrated RPG
  7. Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i
  8. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  9. DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)
  10. Big Data Analytics



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Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

In this informative video:  Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.