Chapter 13. PHP with DB2
PHP is one of the "P" languages that for more than a decade have collectively formed one of the pillars of the web and the explosion of online content and sites. PHP excels at the heavy lifting required to dynamically create content, but has traditionally lacked features that let it work with relational databases such as DB2. Some time ago, database vendors such as IBM started releasing libraries of database connectors and associated functions to enable PHP to talk to databases such as DB2. More recently, IBM has invested considerable developer effort in both developing a revamped connection library, IBM_DB2, and also supporting third parties developing more-sophisticated PHP development tools.