Just passing along that Node.js was released 12/12 for the IBM i.

Keep the enhancements coming......


Node.js on IBM i

An exciting new day has dawned. The latest in Open Source Technologies for IBM i is now available. It was announced as part of the IBM i 7.1 TR9 and IBM I 7.2 TR1 RFA back in October and it reached GA today Dec 12! The Node.js engine is now available on IBM i. Since the announce in October, I have received large number of requests asking for the details. Seems there is a fair amount of interest in this new technology.

What is Node.js and Why do I care?

JavaScript is continuing to rise in popularity. Developers have been leveraging JavaScript from the Web side of things within browsers for a while. Node.js is a javaScript engine that allows you to run that same javaScript but from the server. This is an interesting twist on things. Long term, you will be able to reuse code across both environments. One of the other huge benefits of Node.js, is its ability to work in a non-blocking event driven environment. It provides a very lightweight and efficient way to deal with data-intensive real time applications. Now, for sure Node.js is not great for every situation. It is not all that good at CPU intensive operations, that is why RPG was invented!

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