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Wednesday, May 22 • 10:30am - 11:30am
43BN JavaScript 102: Introduction to Server-Side JavaScript (Node.js)

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Already the most prominent programming language on the internet, JavaScript is now available to server-side developers as well! This session will extend the basic concepts introduced in JavaScript 101 to show how RPG developers can create a practical back-end application on IBM i written entirely in Node.js. This session will include straightforward instructions and references for getting Node.js installed and operating on your IBM i system, followed by an easy-to-follow demonstration of Node.js in action. We'll take a simple RPG program and show how to write its equivalent in Node, taking care to explain the unique nuances of database access in Node's asynchronous environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to get Node.js up and running on your IBM i
2. Understand the fundamental differences between RPG and Node.js, particularly where it involves accessing IBM i DB2 data
3. See how a typical RPG program would be coded in Node.js

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Richard Milone

Richard Milone has worked as an application developer on the IBM i platform and its predecessors of various names for over 25 years. Richard served as Director of IT for Packaging Resources until co-founding CNX Corporation in Chicago in 1996, where his initial focus was on ERP enhancements... Read More →
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Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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  • Focused Education Roadmap Node.js Programming
  • Level Beginner
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience RPG programmers who would like to dip their toes into Node.js programming on IBM i would benefit greatly from this practical introductory session.

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