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Meeting Date
Wednesday, February 20, 2019




at the Westbury Manor, room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: Building Reusable APIs

Stephanie Rabbani
The Seiden Group

Presentation Description

When should I use an API? What are the benefits of writing APIs? This talk will cover when to use Web APIs to access your data, as well as some tips on how to write a Web API that is flexible and designed to last. Using code examples in RPG, PHP, and Python, I will also share lessons recently learned from working on a large integration project with Salesforce.

About Stephanie Rabbani

A senior consultant for Seiden Group, Stephanie has been developing web applications on the IBM i for over 14 years. She previously worked for BCD Software Professional Services. In her IBM i career, she has developed a large range of applications including shopping cart, ordering, warehousing, dashboards, mobile/responsive applications, and many others for small to Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie has chosen PHP as her primary language, is Zend Framework 2 certified and has expertise in various web development technologies, including RPG and WebSmart. She also has in-depth experience with DB2, SQL, and the IBM i environment. She also speaks at Local User Groups and consults on the ongoing development of the PHP Toolkit for IBM i.



8:00pm: Using DB2 and SQL with Open Source Languages on IBM i

Stephanie Rabbani
The Seiden Group

Presentation Description

Db2s ever-expanding capabilities can simplify development in open source languages such as PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Python. These languages, known for their ease in building web and mobile applications, can run most types of SQL, but why complicate them with repetitive database code that distracts from their power and simplicity?
This talk shows examples of how to reduce tedious coding by using such Db2 structures as Views, User Defined Functions, stored procedures, Row and Column Access Control (RCAC), LIMIT/OFFSET, exciting new Db2 Services, and more. Security, performance, and ease of maintenance in the open source scripting languages will be the result of the recommendations and techniques given in this talk.

About Stephanie Rabbani

A senior consultant for Seiden Group, Stephanie has been developing web applications on the IBM i for over 14 years. She previously worked for BCD Software Professional Services. In her IBM i career, she has developed a large range of applications including shopping cart, ordering, warehousing, dashboards, mobile/responsive applications, and many others for small to Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie has chosen PHP as her primary language, is Zend Framework 2 certified and has expertise in various web development technologies, including RPG and WebSmart. She also has in-depth experience with DB2, SQL, and the IBM i environment. She also speaks at Local User Groups and consults on the ongoing development of the PHP Toolkit for IBM i.