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IBM i Pulse: August 11th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking at the digital transformation Node.js can provide, Tips on security for the IBM i, and an interview with an IBM staple.  But First... 

Profound Logic's Liam Allan wrote a blog on IBMiCmd Intellisense, check it out below:

Source: http://worksofbarry.com/?30

Digital Transformation Using Node.js

by  Michael Facemire

Around the world application development teams in enterprises have been using Node.js successfully to help transform their businesses. The growth of Node.js over a small amount of time has been incredible and has shaped the future of digital transformation, especially in the IBM i community. This report focuses on 5 digital transformations that Node.js can help your business with. 

  1. Build APIs that support both application and experience demands - API's enable innovation; this statement is true, but much more complicated then that. Node.js helps you build API's for what ever your needs are.

  2. Rapidly experiment with new and existing corporate data - Node.js can give developers direct access to data that allows them to support their unique scenarios.

  3. Accelerate application modernization - With Node.js you can quickly accelerate the modernization for your applications (Profound Logic can help you with this using Profound.js).

  4. Create digital experiences on all platforms, not just mobile and web - Developers that innovate on desktop and mobile web experiences can extend to build rich native client experiences with Node.js as well.

  5. Innovate on future connected device experiences - Node.js is not limited to request/response network transaction models; many device's data must be processed in real time where Node.js excels.

Source: https://reprints.forrester.com/#/assets/2/796/RES135952/reports

Five Hints to Help You Make Better Use of the IBM i Audit Journal

by Carol Woodbury

No matter if you are using products such as HelpSystems' Compliance Monitor, or directly getting information our of our audit journal manually, these hints can help you have a better understanding of what is available and help you understand the information better. 

  • Understand the Structure of the Entries - There are many different types of entries with in the structure of the journal. Make sure you understand how those structures function to make things easier.
  • Know Which User Profile Name to Look For - There are two fields that refer to a user profile, make sure you are searching the correct field if looking for a certain profile.

  • Know Where to Look for IFS-Related Entries -  The key to understanding the audit entries for IFS objects is knowing which field to look in. 

  • Understand Object Auditing -  Use object auditing when trying to discover how and when an object is being used or when you are trying to determine the processes using an object. 

  • Decipher the Two-Letter Audit Entry Types - You can use the Copy Audit Journal Entry command you can get entries from the audit journal using specific two-letter codes to gather the information you need. 

To read all of the information in these tips, check out Carol's article below.

 Source: https://www.mcpressonline.com/security/ibm-i-os400-i5os/five-hints-to-help-you-make-better-use-of-the-ibm-i-audit-journal

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Use Case Benchmarking Drives Node.js forward

by Aaron Melgar

At this year's Node Summit Jeff Frick, host of the CUBE, spoke with Michael Dawson (Digital Transformation leader at IBM) about the state of Node.js, the use of Node.js as well as IBM's involvement with the Open Source tool. Here are some of his quotes from the interview:

“If a particular product needs some sort of feature, we’ll go out and work in the community to do that, and then pull that back in to use it, so my role is really to sort of bridge the community work that we do there to our internal needs and consumers as well.”

“The approach that we’re following is we want to document the key use cases for node, as well as the key attributes of the runtime … as well as the key use cases like a web front-end or back-end services for mobile, and then fill in that matrix with important benchmarks”

“Having the benchmarks in place should be an enabler, in that if we can easily find out the impact of a change positive or negative, that’ll help things move forward. … The focus of the working group has been on a framework for regression testing and letting us make the right decision and not competition,” 

Watch the full interview by clicking the link below:

Source: https://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/08/01/use-case-benchmarking-drives-open-source-node-js-forward-nodesummit/

November 15th-17th Profound Logic will be hosting our 2nd annual PLUS Seminar for their customers. Get the most value from your Profound Logic investment and assure your modernization success. Register here today!

One of our focuses for 2017 is the continued adoption of Node.js in IBM i shops. Click here to read our white paper on Why Node.js Is The Solution Your Company Needs.

Also, Profound.js 2.0 has been released! See how Profound.js 2.0 can help modernize your IBM i today!

And there, you're all caught up! Sounds like we have an interesting 2017!

Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

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