What’s new in this update?
- Three vulnerabilities were addressed in Node Package Manager (npm) as part of the v12.14.0 community release (See the official Node.js security post for more details)
Performance improvements specific to z/OS have been made in the following areas:
- General performance fix that eliminates calls to a debug hook function when the Node.js inspector is not active
- IBM SDK for Node.js- z/OS now registers application usage under SMF record type 89 subtype 1. For more information on Sub-capacity reporting, see here
For more details on what’s included in IBM SDK for Node.js — z/OS, V12, see our previous blog post
Why Node.js on IBM Z?
By deploying Node.js applications on IBM Z, clients gain all the strengths, security and reliability of the mainframe. IBM SDK for Node.js – z/OS can take advantage of the co-location of your data and existing applications on IBM Z to significantly increase throughput and reduce response time. Easily and securely orchestrate APIs while controlling which data will be exposed, and keeping all confidential data secure inside the Z platform.