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IBM i Pulse: March 10th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Mar 10, 2017 2:30:14 PM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i news roundup! This week we are looking at some RDi updates and a crime fighting computer. But First...

Our own Alex Roytman and Liam Allan discussed creating new coding framework with Profound Logic's profound.js

  • "Node.js technically is a language kind of similar to how PHP and RPG work.  You can write any kind of application.  You can write applications to the web.   You can write applications for ERPs or business applications." - Liam Allan
Check out the full version of their converstation in the link below.

Source: http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/trends/iTALK-WITH-TUOHY/Alex-Roytman-and-Liam-Allan-on-Creating-a-New-Codi/

 RDi Updates

by Jon and Susan 

After all of the RPG enhancements, we got a good look at the updates that are being introduced for the RDi program. Some of those include:

    • Refactoring - the process of changing a software system in such a way that it does not alter the external behavior of the code yet improves its internal structure.
    • Renaming Tool -  including stand-alone variables, data structures and/or subfields as well as procedures and file or record format names.
Double-click behavior - allows you to specify that you want the default behavior of a source member to open the source in browse rather than edit mode.

These are just some of the updates for the RDi program. 

Source: http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/iDevelop/March-2017/Check-Out-the-Latest-in-RDi/



Watson Crime Fighter

Last week on IBM i Pulse we discussed how the IBM i community was getting an introduction to Watson. This week we got a look at Watsons Fight Against Cyber Crime.

  • "The Cognitive SOC is now a reality for clients looking to find an advantage against the growing legions of cyber criminals and next-generation threats," said Denis Kennelly, Vice President of Development and Technology, IBM Security.

Some of the key cyber crime components include:

One of our predictions 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.

And there, you're all caught up! Sounds like we have an interesting 2017 ahead of us! Let us know your predictions for the IBM i space in 2017 in the comments below.

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