Introducing WebSmart for Node.js Beta

When IBM announced that Node.js would be joining the ranks of open source languages available on the IBM i, it created a great deal of excitement in the IBM i developer community.

Building on the success of the WebSmart tool for rapidly developing web and mobile applications on the IBM i, BCD Software has announced the launch of WebSmart for Node.js Beta, which will be available later on this month – and on general release in the next three months.

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Pick of the COMMON annual meeting workshops

Mardi Gras, distinct architecture, jazz and the Mississippi River await the delegates at the 2016 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Taking place from Saturday 14 May to Wednesday 18 May at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The event will feature some of the biggest names in the IBM i community, including the likes of Aaron Bartell, Alison Butterill, Scott Forstie, Pete Massiello, Dawn May, Steve Will, Stephanie Rabbani and Mike Pavlak to name but a few.

Here’s my personal pick of the workshops available over the five days.

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Top ten reasons to choose PHP for IBM i

PHP on the IBM i has been a regular and consistent theme on this particular blog. IBM has continually invested a great deal in the language – and it has been supported by Zend Technologies on the IBM i.

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Getting started with PHP on IBM i: top 5 things you need to know

If you are considering using PHP on your IBM i, but don't really know where to start, then a webinar hosted by Zend and BCD Software on Thursday 25 February could help answer any questions that you have.

Mike Pavlak, Solutions Consultant at Zend and Marcel Sarrasin from BCD Software will show you the top five things you need to know before you get started with PHP on IBM i.

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Secure web portals on your IBM i

In an ever connected business world, many organisations are still struggling to provide secure access to applications, documents, data and reports and other IBM i information to their employees, let alone external partners and customers.

BCD Software are hosting two webinars to learn why web portals should be part of your IBM i modernisation strategy and how you can rapidly create internal and external portals with BCD’s IBM i-hosted web portal solution, Nexus Portal.

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