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:
- Ted Holt discusses How to Override Query Options in his latest Guru blog for IT Jungle.
Profound Logic News:
- Just announced at this year's POWERUp18 conference: Profound UI Version 6 is now available!
- Watch on-demand: Make Applications You'll Love with RPG and Node.js
- Using Google Maps as an example, see how Profound.js can Send Marker Data easier.
- Did you miss it? Watch Profound CEO Alex Roytman Take Control of His Tesla with Profound.js.
- Learn about Creating Custom Tooltips with this Profound Pro Tip.
The Future of Node.js: Q & A with Mark Hinkle by Richard Harris
Node.js has only been around for nine years, but its growth has been nothing short of amazing. Richard Harris sat down with the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation Richard Harris to discuss the future of Node.js. Here are some of the highlights of that interview:
In my opinion one of the most unique things about the Node.js project is its ability to self-organize effectively. The one body that has worked with increasing importance in the project for the last year is the Community Committee or CommComm, which works to empower people in every part of the project. By making the Node.js project more diverse and improving the environment for inclusivity, we attract a wider range of views, voices, and opinions, which in turn helps us ship better software.
Node succeeds almost anywhere where there is a connected application that is exchanging a lot of data from various sources.
One of our biggest challenges right now is to launch a world-class Node.js Developer Certification. Our development velocity is so fast it’s been difficult to create an exam that keeps up with our development.
IBM i Finds a Youthful Swagger Down in Texas by Alex Woodie
Last week's successful POWERUp18 conference hosted by COMMON User Group has a vigorous and youthful feel to it. With over 1,000 attendees celebrating the 30th anniversary of the IBM i, there was plenty of life in the IBM i ecosystem! One of the highlights of the conference was the "Future Panels" where titans of the industry sat down to answer questions on numerous topics relating to the i including modernization (which our own Alex Roytman was a part of). This new series of panels was a welcomed addition to the conference and provided some insight into where the IBM i is growing.
We tend to think of the IBM i market as a shrinking one, but during the conference, we learned that the market is actually growing. IBM normally doesn't divulge sales numbers, but they made an exception when Stefanie Chiras, Vice President of IBM Power Systems revealed that revenue sales of the IBM i OS grew 7% in the first quarter alone! This constitutes the second straight quarter of growth for the system.
“We didn’t release Power9 until the 22nd of March, so we grew 7 percent in first quarter on the back of Power8, which had been in the market since 2014,” she said. “That’s not driven by a new processor – that’s value in the platform that’s being recognized.”