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Monday, May 20 • 9:15am - 10:15am
22AH Connecting to Db2 on IBM i with Node.js

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The most important operation for a Node.js server running on the IBM i is connecting to the internal Db2 database. There are approximately 6 official packages that simplify the process of connecting a querying, but their quality varies widely. This session begins with an overview of all of these packages and their relative strengths and weaknesses. From there, I select the two packages that are the future of Node.js and Db2 connections and go in-depth with how to configure, connect, and perform both simply and complex queries and stored procedure calls, enabling users to achieve the full potential of Db2 inside the Node.js environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. How to set up a Node.js environment on the IBM i.
2. How to connect to Db2 on IBM i through different packages, including odbc, which allows development across platforms.
3. Learning how to run everything from simple queries to stored procedure calls in Node.js

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Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PDT
Fantasy Tower South Ballroom A
  Open Source Languages
  • Focused Education Roadmap Node.js Programming
  • Level Beginner
  • Operating System IBM i, Linux
  • Audience Developers interested in creating Node.js programs that use their existing data and PGMs