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:
- Brian May talks about Training New RPG Programmers in his new MC Press article.
Profound Logic News:
- IT Jungle News called this year's COMMON POWERUp conference a "Tour de Force" for Profound Logic, see why!
- Profound UI Version 6 is now available! Check out what we have updated.
- Watch on-demand: Make Applications You'll Love with RPG and Node.js
- Using Google Maps as an Example, Alex Roytman shows you how to send complex data/messages to web screens from Profound.js.
- Did you miss it? Watch Profound CEO Alex Roytman Take Control of His Tesla with Profound.js.
- Learn how to use Profound.js API Intellisense in Visual Studio Code with this Profound Pro Tip.
Google Adds Support for Node.js on its Developer App Engine Platform by Mike Whetley
Earlier this week Google announced support for Node.js on its App Engine cloud-based web framework for building software applications hosted on Google infrastructure. This announcement allows developers to deploy applications built using Node.js to the App Engine environment, creating a number of benefits including faster deployment and automatic scaling of applications!
Google product manager Steven Giannini was quoted as saying, “Node.js apps will scale instantaneously depending on web traffic; App Engine automatically scales to zero when there are no incoming requests and quickly scales up the number of instances when traffic increases. You can serve your application under a secure HTTPS URL with your own custom domain. In addition, we take care of security updates so that you don’t have to, automatically updating the operating system and Node.js minor and patch versions.”
Google also said it has made many of its cloud applications available to use via Node.js apps via a series of client libraries.
Google is All About Getting People on the Internet, and Node.js is Part of This Effort by Node.js Foundation
Justin Beckwith, Lead Product Manager on Cloud Languages wanted to get Google more involved with Node.js, so he began with having Google join the Node.js Foundation and eventually have a seat on the board of directors for the foundation (held by Sarah Novotny, head of Open Source Strategy). Over the years, Google and Node.js have built a strong relationship, and as Beckwith describes in this blog's video, Google's key mission is to get as many people on the internet as possible and Node.js has a great deal to do with that! According to Beckwith, Node.js gives developers the opportunity to build high-performance applications and gets those applications running on the web in a scalable way that delivers endless value to the end users.