Welcome Back!
Please read on for information on our April meeting:

WMSUG - Grand Rapids:
Date:  September 10, 2008, Wednesday
Time:  8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  English Hills Golf Club, US Open room,
1200 4 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI

WMSUG - Kalamazoo (I94UG):
Date:  September 11, 2008, Thursday
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  KVCC's M-Tec building, Room 1410, Kalamazoo, MI  See attached mapdirections.pdf
Plan for construction delays at the I94 and 131 interchange.

Reminder: Please pay your User Group dues.  $60 covers our meeting year of September through May.
Members can attend either or both the GR or Kzoo meetings.
Need an invoice?  Need an address for mailing?  Go to our website and click on Membership.
We have new web address!!  http://www.wmsug.net

Join the iSociety!   http://www.isociety.org
iSociety is an online community - a collaboration between members of the System i community.  A community of everyone who believe in the System i and its philosophy of business computing.  iSociety is for the faithful who want to share experiences with each other and with their peers in the IT community.

PHP for System i: What to do after you say “Hello, world”

How do System i programmers define "being useful"?
Accessing and modifying data in the database, that's how.  In this presentation I will demonstrate some simple ways to use PHP to perform useful tasks, give basic information on the language itself, and provide resources for those who wish to learn more, from the perspective of a busy RPG programmer who doesn’t have a lot of time to spend learning something new on the job.

Larry Farmer is a Systems Analyst and RPG programmer at Michigan State University. He has worked on the AS/400 and follow-on platforms since 1988, and has dabbled in web-design and -programming since the mid 1990's. He has been playing around with PHP for several years, but has only been serious about it since the Zend i5/os version became available.

September 2008 Meeting