An IBM Champion and senior consultant for Seiden Group, Stephanie Rabbani has developed web applications on the IBM i for over 15 years. Her expertise encompasses PHP, Python, DB2, SQL, RPG, Git, WebSmart, IBM i integration techniques, and more. She develops a broad range of applications — shopping carts, ordering, warehousing, dashboards, mobile/responsive applications, Salesforce integration, and more — for small to Fortune 500 companies.
June 10, 2019 Stephanie Rabbani
Python is one of my favorite open-source languages. I’ve used it to build web applications, utilities, and diverse tools such as a web server monitor and an automated application testing suite. In this article, I’ll show you how to install Python on IBM i and create your first program.
Why Python? For several reasons.
- You can use Python to do some cool processing on your system. Graphical application development, games, data analysis, and web development are all Python’s strengths.
- Coding in Python is easy, relatively speaking. The syntax is easy to learn, dropping the formal verbosity found in traditional