Planning for Disaster Recovery and High Availability on IBM i (AS400)

It’s inevitable. At one point or another, your systems will probably need to recover from an event that will cause loss of service or data. That event will negatively affect your company’s bottom line. According to a survey done by ITIC, 81% of respondents reported a loss of $300k per hour during a downtime event. […]

Community-Developed Dashboard With Node and DB2

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, I thought it would be good to produce a tool for internal use that utilizes IBM’s ever-growing list of DB2 for i Services.

Get Rolling With Python on IBM i

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.11.3″ hover_enabled=”0″ global_colors_info=”{}” sticky_enabled=”0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Blog Post” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ text_font=”||||” header_font=”||||” max_width_tablet=”50px” module_alignment=”left” use_border_color=”off” saved_tabs=”all” global_colors_info=”{}”] Originally published: IBM Systems Magazine, on 8/12/15. Author Note: At COMMON IBM declared they would be delivering a package manager for installing open source, like Python. Search for “IBM i yum” to […]

Node.js Is Genius with WebSockets

“Wow, that was significantly simpler than I thought it would be,” said no web programmer ever.
I am often in the camp of wishing things were simpler with web development, specifically the link between the browser and server, so that I 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). Today, I am tooting the horn of JavaScript and Node.js in the implementation of HTML5 WebSockets.

Riding ExpressJs and Node.js to the Web

One of the primary uses of Node.js is for creating Web applications. When it comes to popular Web frameworks for Node.js, is at the top of the list. In this article, I’ll show 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.

Ruby And Existing Databases

Recently I came across a scenario for a customer where I was asked, “How do we interact with our existing DDS-based, composite key, database tables?” That’s going to be a very common trait of most all IBM i shops using Ruby, and this article will cover some common situations you will come across as you use Ruby to interact with existing DB2 for i tables.