We’ve talked about a lot of weird things so far on PHPMaster (well, at least I think some of them are weird), but this may take the cake. In this series I want to talk to you about PHP – and the IBM I. That’s right, the IBM i, formerly known as System i and before that as the AS/400. Let’s start by dispelling the myth that the i is dinosaur; it’s actually a very wonderful machine, and there are lot of opportunities for brave PHP programmers who venture into this realm.
The i is a very wonderful machine and there are lot of opportunities for brave PHP programmers who venture into this realm. Here we continue out look at life with the i from a PHP developer’s perspective and focus on what the terrain looks like.
Business screens are different from the pages we’re used to developing for a blog or website. The way input fields are organized and the efficiency with which one can go through a page and enter data is very important for business users. This final part of the i series looks at what goes into making usable screens.