Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. This week we are looking at the new place for recruiting IBM i talent and a White Paper to help convince people of how amazing Node.js is.
From Our Experts:
- Make sure you check out Scott Klement during COMMON's Virtual Conference next week.
Profound Logic News:
- Profound UI Version 6 has a new Fix Pack that is available now!
- Profound Logic has Extended our Professional Services to Include Node.js.
- Get an Introduction to our Jumpstart Application Generator.
- Learn how easy it is to Send Marker Data to Google Maps Using Profound.js.
- Here is a great way to Create Custom Context Menus in the latest Profound Pro Tip.
High Schools: The New Recruiting Grounds for IT Jobs by Alex Woodie
It is no secret that companies have been having a harder time filling entry-level IT jobs in recent years. This is especially true in the IBM i world. With RPG developers retiring at an alarming rate, many companies are scrambling to find new and younger talent. Local high schools could hold the key to their growing problem.
Most recruiters focus their attention and efforts on 21 and 22-year-old college students who are about to graduate, not on 17 and 18-year-old high school students. But at the latest CIO Summit for IBM i tech executives, one CIO revealed the success they were having hiring high school graduates for IBM i programming jobs.
“The high school part was a new angle that I hadn’t thought of,” Alan Seiden tells IT Jungle. “This is the first time I’ve heard of it.”
Selling Node.js to Your Colleagues by Node.js Foundation
Change is never an easy thing, especially when it comes to technology. When a company is comfortable with a technology it can be a difficult thing to transition to something new, even if what they are using is outdated or unreliable. The Node.js Foundation has seen the hesitation for companies to transition to Node.js and has decided to do something about it. This White Paper gives those ready to champion for Node.js the tools to help facilitate the needed conversations to upgrade to Node.js. Some of the topics covered include:
- About Node.js
- Developer Productivity
- Developer Experience
- Cost Reduction