What’s coming next?
As announced, the Node.js version 6 community release will hit end of life on 30 April 2019. IBM will continue to support paying clients of IBM SDK for Node.js – z/OS (based off of the Node.js V6 community release) past 30 April 2019. Support will continue to IBM’s end of service (EOS) date for this product, or extended service date if applicable. No IBM EOS date has been announced yet, but lifecycle information can be found here.
This week, we introduced a Node.js for z/OS beta, based off of the Node.js version 8 community release. Version 8 is supported by the open source community until 31 December 2019. The community will likely make available new releases approximately once per month until then. IBM will assess updates from the community for inclusion in the beta, ensuring that you get the latest security enhancements. Try out the beta!