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IBM i Pulse: January 12th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Jan 12, 2018 10:11:19 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

From Our Experts:

2017 in Review:

New Educational Resources

Product News

Industry News

Three IBM i Trends to Watch This Year by Alex Woodie

As 2018 begins, IT Jungle's Alex Woodie looks ahead to the new year and what 2018 could bring to the IBM i ecosystem. Alex also looks at how these trends could affect the IBM i professionals and how they can benefit from these new trends.

  • Focus on Security - There is a clear shift towards defending the data on your IBM i marked by so many security breaches during 2017. Many IBM i companies will be looking to sure up their security in the new year.
  • Modernization Stems Migration - A rejuvenation of modernizing legacy applications will go a long way in proving the viability of the IBM i business platform. Profound Logic is working to help create modern user interfaces to help change the perception of the IBM i. 
  • Power9 Roll-out and Adoption - IBM rolled out the Power9-base system late in 2017, which will kick-start a higher spending level across the entire IBM i ecosystem. 

See all the details of whats to come this year

How I Got Into Node: Matteo Collina by Node.js Foundation

A talented developer based in Italy, Matteo has been a staple in the Node community since 2011 and is a strong contributor to the community through the Node.js Foundation. Here are some highlights of the interview with him:

"Node.js is the first platform where we can have immense productivity and very interesting performance. Java can be as fast as Node, or even faster, but it requires way more effort to do so."

"I believe in Node.js because it empowers developers to build new products at an accelerated pace. The amount of code that can be reused through npm is staggering. From tiny dev shops in Italy to multi-billion companies, Node.js improves the life of fellow developers."

You can read the full interview here

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

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