We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
Post your ideas
Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
Post an idea
Upvote ideas and add comments to ideas that matter most to you
Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea
Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests
The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.
Receive notification on the decision
Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.
Specific link you will want to bookmark for future use
IBM Unified Ideas Portal-https://ideas.ibm.com/- Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.
Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i
Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i.
.NET is a major software development platform, on par with Java, with perhaps as large or a larger development community than Java. .NET is. very relevant in today's world of developing "microservices" and web services in an SOA delivery model.
Providing support for .NET would open up a vast world of .NET languages and compilers to be available to IBM i developers, and to allow porting vast amounts of applications that have already been developed in .NET on other platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS) to be easily ported to run on IBM i, especially "console" command line utilities and web apps.
This would help to make the "IBM i" platform appear even more modern and relevant in today's competitive environment, attracting a whole new generation and army of .NET developers to the IBM i platform.
This will help to bring new vitality to the IBM i platform.
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