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Oct. 12, 2010


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The Toronto Users Group  
 for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange  
 of ideas, and specializes  
 in providing affordable 
  education relating to the  
 IBM iSeries, AS/400,  
 System i, and Power Systems platforms.  

 TUG is in its 26th year of operation.


TUG Night School at Seneca
is off to a great start!

It’s a very unique and exclusive value proposition to IBM users to dramatically update their programming and Web skills. Read this blog article from System iNetwork, featuring an interview with Mark Buckner about TUG's Night School offerings: http://blogs.systeminetwork.com/isnblogs/industrybits/2010/10/tug_offers_night_school_classe.html

Our next class is the 6-week session on Monday nights, led by Vic Metcalfe, teaching you PHP.  Its $600.00 plus HST. There is plenty time to register this week. Please let us know your intentions ASAP.

Register at http://www.tug.ca/tns/TNSReg.html. For those interested in “sampling” a class. Why not come out on Wednesday Oct 13 as our guest to learn about CSS?

PHP Course Details:

This class is a thorough, hands-on introduction to generic (open source) PHP. Students will become proficient and comfortable coding applications with dynamic Web-based user interfaces. Students are expected to attend 6 evening sessions, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours. Each session will include lecture and lab comments, with students working on a number of assignments and labs. The classes will be conducted at labs in the Seneca School of Computer Studies at York University Keele Street Campus. The Seneca systems provide access to both SUSE Linux cluster and IBM i environments.

Target Audience:
This class is oriented to technical professionals who plan to develop dynamic websites.  Specifically, it targets System i developers who have been using RPG, DDS, SEU, SDA and other 5250 user interfaces and procedural languages and now feel compelled to expand their development skills to the Web. The class objective is to de-mystify development of dynamic Web-based applications using PHP and gain practical experience.


  • Overview, objectives, role of PHP, LAMP, security
  • Foundations including HTML, HTTP, Statefulness
  • Convert a hello world app to PHP
  • Intro to PHP
  • Variables, data types and constants
  • Operators
  • Simple match script
  • Control structures
  • Times table script
  • Functions
  • Classes, Class members, Class methods
  • Inheritance
  • SQL and forms
  • Security
  • Application Design


TUG Night School Fall 2010 Schedule: Seneca@York.
(Start time 7:00pm

Course # Classes Night Date range Room Member Non-Member
HTML/CSS 3 Wed Oct 6 – Oct 20 T3074 $300 $350
PHP 6 Mon Oct 18 – Oct 22 T3074 $600 $750
Rational 4 Wed Oct 27 – Nov 17 T3074 $200 $300
Mobile 4 Wed Nov 24 – Dec 15 T3074 $400 $500
iPhone 3 Mon Nov 29 – Dec 13 T3074 $420 $525

TEC Express Card:
$1,500 (one registration for all five courses). A savings of $420!

Register at http://www.tug.ca/tns/TNSReg.html


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