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October 19, 2016

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The JavaScript Event Loop for IBM i Developers

Understanding the Event Loop is critical to JavaScript development both in the browser and in Node.js.

Written by Brian May

In my day-to-day work, I switch between RPG and JavaScript development constantly. While I do not consider myself the ultimate authority on JavaScript, I do have a solid working knowledge of the language. There was a time when JavaScript was only used for browser manipulation at runtime, but with the rise of Node.js, which is now available on IBM i, JavaScript is becoming a major player for server-side development as well.


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Feature Article - Programming

SQL 101: Tools of the Trade - Old, Reliable STRSQL, Part 1

This article kicks off a new subseries in which I’ll discuss a few tools at your disposal to write, validate, and run SQL statements. The first of the list is the Interactive SQL, better known as STRSQL.

Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Perhaps the most used (and certainly the oldest) tool to execute SQL statements is the green-screen Start Interactive SQL Session command, STRSQL. This command is somewhat similar to the QCMD command in the sense that it provides similar function keys.

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