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
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.
These are just some of the updates for the RDi program.
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:
- QRadar Advisor - combines IBM’s security analytics platform QRadar with Watson in order to investigate and qualify security events or potential security events.
- X-Force Command Center - A Watson-powered chatbot for IBM Managed Security Services customers.
- Havyn - A voice-powered security assistant powered by Watson’s natural language technology to interact with security professionals.
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.