February 16


Node.js and IBM i

By NickLitten

February 16, 2023

What is Node.js?

Node.js is an open source project based on the Google Chrome JavaScript Engine.

What does Node.js do?

Node.js provides a platform for server-side JavaScript applications running without browsers.

Who can use Node.js?

Node.js can be run on the IBM i power system, a platform that provides enterprise-grade scalability and reliability for business applications.

Extensions have been created to allow Node.js applications to access IBM DB2® for i objects and IBM i system resources and objects.

Simply put – Node.Js lets you run JavaScript on your IBM i System

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You can find out more about running Node.js applications on IBM i from the Node.js product Web page

Many developers are basing the architecture of their real-time applications on the Node.js framework because of its inherent event-driven architecture and non-blocking I/O API. But the power of that architecture can’t be realized unless the hosting environment provides enterprise-grade scalability and reliability, and that is where the IBM® i platform enters into the picture.

To find out everything about running Node.js applications on IBM i, see the IBM i Open Source Technologies support page.

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