Enterprise Modernization and SOA sandboxes

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These are not simulations or canned presentations. You log in to actual, running IBM mainframe and enterprise modernization software and follow hands-on exercises that guide you through real-world development scenarios. There is no installation required, thus no disruption to your own system and setup, because the sandboxes run in a cloud environment. Experience IBM Enterprise Modernizations solutions first-hand and improve your SOA skills in these three sandboxes hosted by IBM developerWorks.

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12 April 2011

Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for Power Systems

The Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for IBM® Power Systems™ provides many opportunities to learn how to revitalize applications, empower people, unify teams, and leverage infrastructures. Hands-on exercises guide you through real-world scenarios. No installation required. Apply your knowledge and expertise by using a simple browser installation that connects you to an IBM data center.

Table 1 lists the scripted, hands-on exercises that you can try in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for Power Systems.

Table 1. Scripted, hands-on exercises available in the Power Systems sandbox
Exercise instructions (in PDF format)Products used in the exercise
Explore RPG and COBOL development using modern tools
Lab 01: Maintain an IBM i application

Lab 02: Edit RPG applications

Lab 03: Verify and compile RPG applications

Lab 04: Debug IBM i programs

Lab 05: the Use Screen Designer to generate source

Lab 06: Use the Application Diagram Viewer

Lab 07: Customize the Remote Systems Explorer

Lab 08: Work with offline projects

Lab 09: Work with Report Designer

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Transform existing 5250 green screens into Web user interfaces or Web services
Transform 5250 green screens to Web applications

Transform 5250 green screens to Web services


IBM® Rational® Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms (HATS)
Accelerate development of modern Web 2.0 and SOA applications for Power Systems
Building a web service from an RPG program

Service enable IBM i data

Consume service in browser-based web applications

Consume services in rich client applications

Access DB2 UDB data in browser-based applications


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Explore C/C++ development for AIX using modern tools
Lab 01: Create a connection for AIX on Power Systems

Lab 02: Create a C/C++ remote project for AIX on Power Systems

Lab 03: Compile a C/C++ application for AIX on Power Systems

Lab 04: Debug a C/C++ application for AIX on Power Systems

Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Take advantage of our modern business language EGL for multiplatform development environments
Build Web 2.0 applications using EGL

Create and consume web services

Call Power Systems programs from EGL


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Collaborative application lifecycle management
Lab 1: Verify lab and configuration

Lab 2: Import IBM i source repository

Lab 3: Build specification

Lab 4: Create build repository workspace and build definition

Lab 5: Typical tester and developer activities

Lab 6: Request team build

Lab 7: Change promotion activities

IBM® Rational Team Concert™ for Power Systems Software
Optimize server performance and programmer productivity with IBM compilers
Enhanced performance with new XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers

Explore auto-vectorization

Explore IBM XL C/C++ compilers for AIX optimization options

Explore IBM XL C/C++ compilers for AIX optimization options Level 2

Discover uninitialized floating point and integer variables

Interoperability of IBM XL Fortran, IBM XL C/C++, and Java

Integrate IBM COBOL for AIX with Java

Learn how increasing optimization level for IBM XL C/C++ compilers AIX for can improve performance

Debug optimized C code using the dbx debug program and the XL C compiler

Explore optimization opportunities with XML transformation reports


IBM® XL C and C++ Compilers
IBM® XL Fortran Compiler

Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z

Try out IBM® System z® mainframe and enterprise modernization offerings and integrated solutions in this sandbox. It runs in a cloud environment, so you will not need to disrupt your existing development environment.

Table 2 lists the scripted, hands-on exercises that you can try in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z. You can also watch a 10-minute video to see which products you can use in this sandbox, in addition to the list in Table 3.

Exercises available in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z
Exercise instructions (in PDF format)Products used in the exercise
Manage application portfolio and business rules
Analyze mainframe applications

IBM® Rational® Asset Analyzer
Improve productivity with modern integrated development environments (IDEs)
Work with IBM z/OS applications on remote systems

Work with IBM z/OS applications on local systems

IBM® Rational® Developer for System z®
Extend IMS applications for SOA and Web 2.0
Create an IMS SOA and Web 2.0 mashup

Web-enable an IMS MFS transaction

Web-enable an IMS transaction

Enable an IMS application as a web service

Develop an IMS application using Java and Open Database

Rational Developer for System z
IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) Mashup Center
  • IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway
  • IMS Message Format Service (MFS)
  • IMS TM™ Resource Adapter
  • IMS Web 2.0 solutions
Extend CICS applications for SOA and Web 2.0
Implement CICS event processing

Wrap existing COBOL programs as web services

Access CICS applications from an iPhone

Rational Developer for System z
IBM® WebSphere® MQ (MQSeries®)
IBM® CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer
WebSphere Application Server
Manage the CICS ecosystem with the CICS Explorer
Manage CICS resources

Diagnose transaction performance

CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer
Web- or service-enable green screen applications
Transform 3270 green screens to web applications

Transform 3270 green screens to web services

Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS)
Improve application performance and quality
Debug mainframe applications

Rational Developer for System z
  • File Manager
  • Fault Analyzer
  • Debug Tool
Simplify multiplatform application development and testing
Build Web 2.0 applications using EGL

Using EGL wizards to create a web application

Create web services with EGL wizards

Call an external web service with EGL

IBM® Rational® Business Developer
Collaborative application lifecycle management
Accelerate Core Banking Transformation

IBM® Rational Team Concert™ for
System z®
Rational Developer for System z
Optimize server performance and programmer productivity with IBM compilers
Explore COBOL XML Processing capabilities

Rational Developer for System z
IBM Enterprise COBOL

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