Zend Issues a PHP Innovation Challenge to i5/OS and OS/400 Shops
April 9, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Zend Technology, the company behind the open source PHP language, has issued a challenge to OS/400 V5R3 and i5/OS V5R4 shops. The contest that Zend has cooked up will pit OS/400 and i5/OS shops using PHP on the iSeries and System i5 platform against each other to show who can innovate best using PHP.
The challenge is only open until April 13 (yes, that’s a Friday, if you are superstitious), so you have better get coding fast and then register your application at the Zend site. IBM and Zend will together judge the submitted PHP applications. The PHP applications have to make use of the PHP engine and tools that Zend delivered late last year for i5/OS V5R4 and earlier this year for OS/400 V5R3, and they have to either be in production now or have to be on a schedule to be in production by June 30.
The winner of the PHP Innovation Challenge will receive a PHP certification training course developed by Zend, which has list price of $800.