Open i - Exploring Open Source Solutions on IBM i

Erwin Earley

September 25, 2018 FASUG Meeting

Session Abstract:
Open Source Solutions continue to be in vogue for businesses large and small and you might be surprised at the wealth of Open Source Solutions that are available for you to leverage directly on the IBM I platform. This session will explore IBM’s direction with regard to Open Source Source solutions on the platform. Within the session we will look at how to enable delivery of open source on the platform and take a look at some popular open source solutions include open source languages like PHP, Python, and node.js as well as open source utilities such as shells and editors. We will also touch open PHP and how it can be used along with open source databases to enable a myriad of open source solutions including ERP, CMS, and eCommerce directly on the IBM i platform  
Our Speaker: With over 20 years working in the IBM i community, previously at IBM and now with Rogue Wave Software, Erwin Earley has worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC), Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP). He has expertise in a variety of technologies including virtualization, storage, networking, and operating systems including AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Erwin is a frequent speaker at various user groups and technical conferences and has authored numerous articles on Linux, PHP, virtualization, and systems management.



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