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:
- Liam Allan showcases his new ILEditor on his blog Works of Barry.
Profound Logic News:
- Don't miss out on your chance to save 50% on registration for our 2018 PLUS Confernece in St. Louis! Pre-registration ends on March 15th.
- New on-demand webinar available: Make Applications You'll Love with RPG and Node.js
- Alex Roytman shows you the secret of how to build a database-driven, single page, Node.js applications with Profound.js.
- Featured Videos:
- Alex Roytman shows you how Profound.js is the Future of Open Source Development on IBM i.
- Profound UI 5.14 is now available! Learn more about the latest version here or Download the latest version.
- Upgrade your Profound UI easily with this Profound Pro Tip.
Node.js is expected to add massive improvements in a wide range of areas between now and 2020. Node.js version 10 is set to debut in April of this year, but there are additional capabilities that are being planned out for future versions. Some of those additional capabilities include:
- Support for more build/automation infrastructure
Advice for the IBM i Application Fence Sitters by Dan Burger
Many executives do not recognize the full potential of IT. Having an IBM i system that is current and up to date with modern applications is vital for the future of your business, but many executives don't see the need to restructure a system that has been in place for 20-30 years. If it works why fix it? So how can you start getting more executives to think strategically about their IBM i systems?
Showcasing the power a modern IBM i system has as an engine for growth in a company is a great first step. Convincing executives that your IT systems are not a risk to invest in is much easier with a strategy in place to help modernize those outdated systems. The problem is that many developers don't have a set strategy to present to their executives on how to bring forth a modern IBM i system. In a recent webcast survey on the power of mobile applications, almost 60% of attendees said that they were still developing a 3-year strategy for their IBM i application modernization.