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Ain't Nobody's Business But Your Own
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Coding Is Never Without A Reason; PHP Has 10
by Dan Burger

PHP is the open source success story for IBM i. Its support by IBM and particularly Zend Technologies has given it quite a boost. And it's proved to be capable of leveraging the IBM i operating system, DB2 for i, and RPG code. Beyond that, it is compatible with almost every operating system and hardware platform you can name, which provides the cross-platform capabilities that demolishes siloed information. READ MORE >

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