If you haven’t noticed, Node.js has arrived on IBM i.

Here’s a summary of what we’ve been talking about in trade publications this spring and summer:

“Node.js is here.  What to do?”Published by MC Press Online on 4/24/15

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Right now is a very exciting time for open source on IBM i. Not only have a number of new technologies like Ruby and Node.js garnered formal ports to the machine, there are also hints of what’s coming next from IBM on their developerWorks site—in particular, Python, gcc, and Git.

This article provides a tutorial on how to utilize Node.js in conjuction with Amazon’s S3 service.

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“Riding ExpressJs and Node.js to the Web”Published by IBM Systems Magazine on 5/13/15

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One of the primary uses of Node.js is for creating Web applications. When it comes to popular Web frameworks for Node.js, Expressjs.com is at the top of the list. In this article, we learn how to get up and running quickly with a simple app that displays a listing of customers and explain the various technologies involved along the way.

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“Node.js is Genius with WebSockets”Published by MC Press Online on 5/29/15

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Often, we’re in the camp of wishing things were simpler with web development, specifically the link between the browser and server, so that we don’t have to think as much about the underlying technology and can focus more on meeting the business need. Many technologies have made strides in this area over the years with concepts of convention over configuration (thank you, Ruby on Rails). This article toots the horn of JavaScript and Node.js in the implementation of HTML5 WebSockets.

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“Community Developed Dashboard with Node and DB2”Published by IBM Systems Magazine on 6/1/15

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In article “Riding ExpressJs and Node.js to the Web,” you learned how to create a simple ExpressJs application complete with database access and a view layer. With this newfound knowledge, we thought it would be good to produce a tool for internal use that utilizes IBM’s ever-growing list of DB2 for i Services.

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