IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - August 2018 - 19
You're S P E A K I N G
Community-driven languages add flexibility
to your development toolbox
By Brett Martin k Illustration by Martin O'Neill
continue to grow in
popularity and are
now ingrained in businesses.
Developers and programmers rely
on the languages to push new
innovations and improve results.
"Clients are using open-source
languages for pretty much
everything from system
management to process
automation to report generation,
and countless other use
cases," says Jesse Gorzinski,
business architect, open-source
technology on IBM i.
The languages provide versatility
and offer a strategic approach to
meet rapidly changing business
requirements, he says. "To put it
simply, they substantially expand
the capabilities of the platform.
These languages bring both
reduced development costs and
shorter time to market."
Sanket Rathi, senior technical staff
member at IBM, agrees. "Open source
has become a big force in today's
industries. A lot of innovations
are happening in the open-source
world, and a lot of software uses
the languages," he notes.
Open-source languages allow
clients to take advantage of
languages can help organizations
decrease development costs and
time to market.
IBM has made a significant
investment in Node.js and optimized
it for IBM hardware.
ibmsystemsmag.com AUGUST 2018 // 19