Rocket Software has been working with IBM for more than 25 years, so when IBM announced plans to offer Node.js support for IBM i, the Rocket team immediately began rewriting our ALM Ops Portal application to transform it into a Node.js application. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rocket was the first company to do that – but we definitely won’t be the last!
XMLSERVICE is a service that runs on IBM i, and it allows users to run both SQL queries and native commands and programs. Users activate XMLSERVICE by sending it an XML document describing the command, program, or SQL query they wish to run. The results are returned in an XML document and can be invoked either through DB2 stored procedures or a REST interface.