Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group Meeting - January 21st

"Connecting the Dots: Building Web Applications with PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript", 

 by John Valance, President & CTO, Division 1 Systems 

New to web development, or trying to get started? Have you taken a PHP course, but are having trouble understanding how to build complete applications for the web? Or maybe you're a manager trying to get an understanding of how web applications work at a high level. This presentation will provide an overview of how browser-based database applications work, with an iSeries audience in mind. It will demonstrate the client-side languages - HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and show how PHP scripts running on a server can dynamically build web pages including content from an iSeries database.

We will discuss the HTTP protocol and how web servers work with HTML and PHP, look at some common formatting techniques in HTML and CSS, demonstrate how HTML forms interact with PHP scripts, and show what JavaScript is and how it makes the browser more functional. With these basic concepts in mind, you should be able to make better decisions about how to sort through the many options available for web-enabling your legacy databases. 

Learning Objectives: 
- Provide an overview of how browser-based database applications work, with an iSeries audience in mind 
- Help RPG programmers and managers, with little or no web development experience, understand the major concepts and technologies involved in building web applications. 
- Provide demos and code examples of the major languages involved in typical web applications: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL 


Visit Via the Web 

You can join the meeting via the web 
- Go to https://hthackney.webex.com/hthackney/j.php?MTID=m2b106e447324a4cf3b401c9f90b8753c 
- Click "Join". 

You can use your telephone to listen to the audio portion of the webinar if it is not available through your computer. 
Long distance charges may apply. Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 800 821 054 


About the Presenter: 
John Valance has worked on the IBM midrange platform since 1983 and on web development since 1998. As a consultant and developer, John specializes in database and web application development on the IBM i platform. He is also a trainer for Zend Technologies, teaching PHP Foundations for IBM i Programmers, and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He has extensive programming experience in RPG, Java, PHP, and JavaScript, and he enjoys explaining new programming concepts to RPG programmers. John is a frequent presenter at user groups, and has created presentations and labs on many web development topics. John is the president and founder of Division 1 Systems, a software and services firm based in Burlington, Vermont (www.div1sys.com ). 
Growing up in New York City, John started his career in the NY area, but moved to Vermont in 1994 to raise a family and has been there ever since. John is also an accomplished musician, playing a variety of instruments and styles. John can be reached at johnv@div1sys.com.  

Roundtable discussion will follow. 

Meeting ends at Noon. 

Date / Location 
Date: January 21st, 2015, Wednesday  
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation 
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW, Wyoming MI, 49509. Ph: 616-261-6656 

Directions coming from the South: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street). Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave. Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park. Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 78 (54th street). Turn Right (West) on 54th street. Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane. Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park. Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Map:  
(CLICK HERE)
http://classic.mapquest.com/maps?city=Wyoming&state=MI&address=1180+58th+St+Sw&zipcode=49509-9536 

Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 

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January 2015 Meeting