In the previous article we showed how to get up and running with an initial Node.js “Hello World” web application. That was pretty neat and all but the rubber hits the road when we start being able to interface with DB2 tables and existing RPG programs. The good thing is that IBM was fully aware this was a necessity and has given us some good tools to accomplish the task.
In my last article, the Git tooling was introduced as a mechanism to track changes made to source code. This article expounds on that by showing how to make your local IFS Git repository (“repo” for short) publicly available to others.
Node.js is hot on IBM i and so is this intro to Node. Learn more about what Node is in this article.
An introduction to Git for IBM i developers. Git is good for your sanity.
Ruby is a great language and is now supported on IBM i, but is it right for you? The best way to find out is to try on this Ruby ring. Also learn how to integrate Ruby with RPG using the ruby-itoolkit open source project.
IBM is officially ending support for IBM i 7.1 in April of 2018! That makes right now the best time to consider moving your on-premise machine to the cloud where the latest IBM i releases are supported!
In this article we will expound on irb and introduce more features of the Ruby programming language as it relates to an IBM i programmer – in particular, Ruby methods and one form of encapsulation.
Ruby is a mature open source language; one of the best in my opinion. Time to dip your toes in the water and get an introduction.
PASE on IBM i is making some big progress on being an advantage for businesses moving forward quickly. Part of the PASE story is having a shell. There are good shells and inadequate shells. Learn about one of the good ones, namely Bash.
Side Note: While this post talks about using our service as a sandbox, it can, and is, used for production purposes. When we first ventured down the path of offering simple and inexpensive IBM i hosting we weren’t sure how people would use it....
Easy web service API integration from RPG
CyberSource Toolkit for i
Process credit cards from RPG