Reader Feedback On Tesla Teases IBM i Software Vendor
April 23, 2018 Dan Burger
Sorry for the late reply. I am traveling in Colombia this week and next to work with potential clients. When I do get back, I am more than willing to take you for a ride in the Tesla and show you how the auto pilot, self-parking, etc. works! If you are in Orange County at any point in time, we can arrange it.
I did receive lots of nice feedback on the Tesla video, but not on the blog directly. The blog was published a little after the video was first published. I did get good comments in person, on YouTube, on LinkedIn, and even on Facebook. Some from the IBM i community and some from the Open Source community outside of IBM i. Here are screenshots of some of the comments:
We also had someone else blog about it here, and I recently heard from the Node.js Foundation that they might retweet and/or promote the video as well. If that happens, it might get a healthy dose of attention, as I believe they have lots of followers.
We promoted the video in several places and got more than 3,000 views in a very short time (which is more attention than I typically get on a published video). People are sharing and talking about it. I think it is now at 3,700+ views.
The idea was to show that you can do all kinds of interesting things directly from IBM i, thanks to Node.js. There is a lot more you can do that is more practical and/or fun:
- We have a customer that has hired us to look at the possibility of implementing OCR in their warehouse (see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSAVCXn2AkI).
- Web Services (consuming and providing) is very simple with Node.js and many customers are embracing Node on IBM i because of it. Both SOAP and REST.
- Integrating with the Post Office. Running multiple process in parallel. See this video that illustrates both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLxL1vB4hRA
- Integrating with data in other databases from IBM i. This video shows you how you can do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=datt2wCiROI
- Sending email, easily generating documents (like Word, PDF, etc). We showed this in our most recent webinar.
- We are also planning to do more fun things. . . . Have IBM i talk to Alexa. Have IBM i control an EV3 robot to solve a Rubik’s cube.
It really does open up a whole new world of possibilities!
–Alex Roytman, CEO, Profound Logic