Fundamentals of tuning PHP on IBM i

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
12 noon Eastern ǀ 9 a.m. Pacific ǀ 60 Minutes ǀ English


Many IBM i shops depend on PHP for their daily workload, and when things don't go as planned, it can cause a ruckus! Join Mike Pavlak and Alan Seiden for a review of the many aspects of PHP performance that can impact day-to-day living.


Mike and Alan will explore basic concepts for resolution when PHP performance has got you down.  The webinar will focus on Zend Server configuration options including, but not limited to:

  • Caching
  • Apache settings
  • PHP syntax fundamentals
  • Diagnosing bottlenecks
  • DB2/SQL optimization


Alan Seiden, principal ǀ Alan Seiden Consulting

Alan Seiden helps the IBM i community create and optimize web and mobile applications by combining PHP, RPG, and DB2 on IBM i. Offering services ranging from quick troubleshooting and strategic advice to large projects, his team enjoys mentoring clients toward confidence and mastery. Co-developer with IBM of the open-source PHP Toolkit, Alan was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers, later co-founding the NYC Zend Framework Meetup and "Club Seiden". Alan was a charter member of IBM/COMMON's PHP Advisory Board and a consultant for IBM's manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS. An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i," is a Zend Reseller Partner, and a member of the "Z Team."

Mike Pavlak, solution consultant ǀ Zend, a Rogue Wave company

Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT and development for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.  Mike has been a solutions consultant since 2008 helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.  In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON, the premier IBM user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

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