For many organizations running IBM i, the green screen is the common interface to back-end data, business logic, and services. In today's browser-based world of rich user experiences, the demand for web-enabled technologies is very strong and IBM i developers are under increasing pressure to expose data and deliver interfaces closer to what users see elsewhere and further from their traditional skillsets.

Learn the top reasons why PHP is chosen for many IBM i modernization projects. It’s a given that IBM i itself is well-suited to today’s data, performance, and user demands, even exceeding alternative solutions, so this paper focuses on updating the application framework itself, not the underlying system.