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Profound.js 2.0 is Live!

Posted by Tim Losee on May 8, 2017 1:21:49 PM

At Profound Logic Software, we are the leader in IBM i application modernization and we are proud to announce the release of Profound.js 2.0 at the Annual COMMON Conference and Expo.

Our latest project, Profound.js, helps companies harnesses the power of Agile Modernization through the use of Node.js for their IBM i applications. With Version 2.0, businesses are able to bring new capabilities to the product, including a Commercial Connector module and an Enhanced JumpStart module.

Even though the IBM i is a modern business platform, some businesses take on high-risk and high-cost re-write attempts to help modernize their applications. This can result in loss of developer time and effort as well as millions of dollars for the company.  

With Agile Modernization, Profound Logic has now produced a way to modernize IBM i application without the risk of time and money.

"Agile Modernization is a completely unique methodology for IBM i application modernization," explains Profound Logic CEO, Alex Roytman. "Rather than taking a costly, risky, 'Big Bang' approach to modernization, we give companies a safe and cost-effective approach that delivers results in a fraction of the time."

The Benefits of Being Agile for IBM i Application Modernization:

  • Retain their investment in IBM i and their systems of records
  • Easily find more developers for your platform
  • Take an accelerated approach to modernization of your applications
  • Extend IBM i applications to include Open Source, Mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and Watson


Profound.js 2.0 with Commercial Connector and Enhanced JumpStart Module Now Available:

At last year’s COMMON Expo and Conference we announced our first initial plan to support Node.js using our product Profound.js. This year we have expanded Profound.js with 2.0.

"The benefits of using Node.js on IBM i are numerous," says Roytman. "With Profound.js, companies will be able to integrate new or converted Node.js applications with their existing RPG applications, as well as open up a whole new world of open-source possibilities on IBM i, including Watson and Internet of Things. They will be able to retain their existing IBM i investment while enjoying the latest in cutting edge business capabilities. It really is the best of both worlds."

Profound.js 2.0 allows businesses to have access to a standalone, downloadable product that includes new modules:

Free Node.js Framework and Visual Designer: 

Profound.js 2.0 is available as a free NPM package that gives JavaScript RPG-like capabilities (such as IBM i data types and the ability to code business applications in a transactional top-down manner). We also have included a Visual Designer tool that allows you to build a browser and mobile interfaces using Node.js.

Commercial Connector Module: 

When converting RPG programs to Node.js, it opens your applications up to a world of new capabilities (including direct usage of any open source NPM component). But with Profound.js 2.0 we do it in a way that does not take away existing capabilities of RPG and IBM i.

The Connector Module for Profound.js 2.0 enables businesses to see immediate ROI by providing the ability for existing RPG programs to directly call Node.js modules and vice versa. Along with that, Profound.js 2.0 gives you direct integration between Node.js user interfaces and RPG program displays as well as Database drivers for IBM i support robust, top-down integration with SQL or Record Level Access methods. Finally, it will give you access to a variety of IBM i resources, such as data areas and low level system API.

Enhanced JumpStart module (available with Profound UI):

One of our more popular modules with Profound UI is Jumpstart, which enables users to automatically generate clean and modern RPG and PHP code. Now, with Profound 2.0, a version of JumpStart is now available that enables users to automatically generate Node.js code.

"By taking an Agile approach to IBM i modernization using Node.js, businesses will reap numerous benefits," says Roytman. "They will be able to easily extend their business applications to include cutting-edge technology like Watson and Internet of Things. They will be able to find developers for their applications much easier, because any developer can learn and use JavaScript. And by converting legacy RPG code to Node.js, IBM i programs are automatically cleaned of dead code, modularized, and made SOA accessible. This is truly a path to modern IBM i business applications."


Learn how to install and use Profound.js by clicking here. Contact Profound Logic Sales for a Profound.js demo or questions about purchasing the product.

At Profound Logic, our mission is to provide the most innovative and native solutions for IBM i application development and modernization. For over 15 years, we have helped thousands of customers around the world transform legacy interfaces and source code; develop modern desktop and mobile applications; and optimize enterprise systems. Our developers are true IBM i experts, fluent in modern languages that include RPG, PHP, HTML5, and Node.js.

We have offices in Ohio, California, and Mississippi, in addition to partners located around the world. Learn more at www.profoundlogic.com or contact us at 877-224-7768.


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