Profound.js: Low-code Application Development

Re-imagine enterprise software development with Profound.js and JavaScript

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Profound.js is a low-code, JavaScript/Node.js solution that runs on all platforms (including IBM i) and is built specifically for developers. It is the first true, low-code platform to run natively on IBM i, with full RPG/DB2 integration, helping companies on IBM i move into the future, without losing years of IT investment. Increase the speed of application development by 10x today.

Reduce the time it takes to develop custom business applications

Easily jump between low-code plugins and hand-coding, without the need to export code out of one programming paradigm into another

Enable the rapid rewriting of legacy and desktop applications so they can run on any browser, any sized device and with a fully responsive design

Decrease your never-ending backlog of IT projects

Ensure you find the resources needed to replace the wave of retiring legacy code developers

Directly interfaces with systems of record on IBM i/DB2, by directly calling your existing programs and services programs

The application development landscape is changing rapidly.

By implementing the following two practical strategies, you now have a unique opportunity to improve the effectiveness of your application development by as much as 10x:

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Effective developers do not code everything from scratch. Their goal is to deliver functionality and value, not produce more code.

In this fast-paced world, you can’t afford to keep “reinventing the wheel” with every project. You should instead aim to implement reusable components, packages, plugins, widgets, and tools where possible.

In fact, so many types of business applications can now be built with little to no code.

Gartner predicts low-code application development will encompass more than half of all application development by 2024.

Are you still writing code for ALL your custom requirements?

To be competitive, you should only write code for your critical and most complex requirements, while other custom development can be enabled with tools and configured with plugins.

This allows you to be more agile, get to market faster, deliver more functionality, and ultimately serve your customers and employees more effectively.

Profound.js Capabilities

Create business applications without writing massive amounts of code

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Design Web & Mobile Interfaces

Significantly speed up the development of new enterprise software and internal business applications by allowing IT to focus on delivering business value instead of managing the complex plumbing of development systems.

  • Rebuild desktop applications as web or mobile applications
  • Rewrite and/or modernize legacy applications with an existing database
  • Build internal tools to manage the data of a customer-facing application
  • Replacing legacy applications built on Java and .Net

Build Back-End Logic

Profound.js is built on Node.js – an open-source, cross-platform, back-end runtime environment for JavaScript that enables the development of business logic in JavaScript. Businesses such as Netflix, PayPal, NASA and LinkedIn use Node.js for building high-performant, highly-scalable, enterprise applications.
  • Visual drag-and-drop business logic development
  • Scalable, multi-user, database-driven applications
  • Easily switch to fine tune the code if necessary

Deploy Seamlessly

  • One-click deployment to IBM i, your other servers, or the cloud
  • Any relational database of your choice (new or existing) such as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, MariaDB, IBM i Db2, etc
  • Data from multiple sources


  • Cloud-based collaborative development or native installation on IBM i
  • Graphical and terminal-based source control interfaces based on Git (GitHub integration built-in)
  • Easily tap into the thousands of Node.js packages that are freely available on npm, the open-source package manager for Node.js
  • Visual drag-and-drop business logic development
  • Scalable, multi-user, database-driven applications
  • Easily switch to fine tune the code if necessary
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Develop JavaScript-Powered IBM i business applications today

Educational Resources

Join Us at Common's POWERUp 2024 in Fort Worth, May 20-23!

Discover the future of IBM i technology in can’t-miss sessions with Brian May and Alex Roytman. Connect directly with our visionary team, including CEO Alex Roytman, at Expo Booth 204. Explore all the sessions we’re hosting or secure your spot now. 

Profound Logic POWERUp sessions: 

  •  Monday, May 20th:
    • 10:15 AM CDT: Maintaining an IBM i Development Staff in a Changing World – Led by Brian May 
  •  Tuesday, May 21st: 
    • 9:15 AM CDT: Intro to Modern Application Integration via API – Led by Brian May 
  • Thursday, May 23rd:
    • 9:15 AM CDT: Breaking Up a Monolith – Led by Brian May 
    • 10:30 AM CDT:  Supercharge your IBM i Applications with AI – Led by Alex Roytman