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- SOA integration with CICS from WebSphere Application Server on IBM AIX
There are many benefits in deploying WebSphere Application Server and CICS TG to run on IBM AIX in local mode with the CICS ECI XA resource adapter, and in using Internet Protocol Interconnectivity (IPIC) to communicate with CICS TS for z/OS, especially in the management of deployed JEE applications in the integrated environment.
- Implementing a CICS Interdependency Analyzer (CICS IA) call tree generator
CICS IA is an IBM tool for CICS TS that helps reveal the relationships between shared applications and services. Learn how to use REXX programming to create a call tree diagram that provides a clear picture of program call relationships.
- Developing a CICS Java-based Axis2 web service: A meet-in-the-middle approach
CICS V4.2 supports Java-based Axis2 web services, which let you develop services in Java and use an Axis2 pipeline to interface with CICS applications. This article describes an alternative approach to web services development, with services implementation remaining in the CICS applications for a complete, multiplatform solution to services development.
- Connection pool management for IBM CICS TG
Learn how connection pool management improves performance, security, availability, and scalability when using CICS TG to connect to CICS TS. This article shows you how to use JCA Adapters when connecting to J2EE app servers, but focuses mainly on connection pool management for traditional, non-J2EE applications.
- Passing objects between CICS Java environments (three-part article series)
Java is becoming a popular programming language for CICS applications. CICS provides multiple Java environments, so passing data objects between the different CICS Java environments is an important topic. This article series gives you the details.
- Integrating business process applications with CICS in IBM BPM Advanced V7.5
In this article, you'll learn how to use the JCA Adapter for CICS to integrate a BPMN process created with IBM Process Designer with a CICS system without having to write any Java code, by creating an Advanced Integration Service (AIS) in IBM Integration Designer.
- A better way to send CICS TS events to WebSphere Business Events
WebSphere Business Events provides a connector that translates XML packets into a format for the WebSphere Business Events runtime. On z/OS, a new feature in CICS TS V4.1 generates XML-formatted events and writes them as messages to WebSphere MQ.
- Configuring WebSphere Message Broker with CICS TS using the CICSRequest node
The new CICSRequest node in WebSphere Message Broker V7 enables it to act as a client for IBM CICS TS, invoking CICS transactions and receiving responses back from CICS.
- Using CICS web services with DB2 pureXML (two-part article series)
Two scenarios in Part 1 give you a foundation for building web service apps that integrate CICS and DB2 pureXML. Part 2 introduces a service request scenario that shows how to enhance CICS web services to store XML data after extracting it from a SOAP message, and a service response scenario that shows how to publish relational data as XML.
- Connecting from Groovy to CICS using CICS TG
See how quickly you can write a standalone GUI front end to access CICS transactions by using Groovy with the CICS Transaction Gateway POJO (Java) interface.
- Using WS-Addressing within a CICS TS V4.1 application
CICS TS V4.1 now supports the WS-Addressing standard. This article shows you how SOA Web service applications can use the CICS WS-Addressing APIs to take advantage of new message exchange patterns, transport-neutral addressing, and reference properties.
- Security architecture for integrating TXSeries with CICS TS (three-part article series)
This three-part series shows you how to use the security features in CICS TS and TXSeries in a centralized security environment with IP/SSL connectivity. Customer scenarios and case studies show you how to configure security for this architecture.
- IBM white paper: Consolidated security management for mainframe cloud environments
With a proven record of strong security for virtualized environments and workloads, mainframes can be a viable alternative to the massively scaled-out environments often deployed in the cloud. This paper shows you how IBM mainframes deliver a solid and secure foundation on which to build a cloud environment.
- IBM white paper: Hybrid cloud systems on IBM zEnterprise for breakthrough improvements in TCO and ROI
Hybrid computing anticipates coming IT challenges, and can help you avoid cost overruns and enable growth with a fit-for-purpose design that pairs workloads with ideal server configurations. Read this white paper to find out how new hybrid systems on IBM zEnterprise offer operational and performance improvements with enhanced TCO and ROI.
- WebSphere Message Broker on z/OS: Reading MVS datasets using Java for z/OS
Traditional MVS datasets are not directly accessible from WebSphere Message Broker. This article shows you how to read them using Java for z/OS (JZOS) libraries with WebSphere Message Broker. Using a Java class to read records from a dataset provides much more flexibility in post-processing, enabling you to modify the records in many different ways.
- CPU usage of applications running in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
Use z/OS facilities to identify the CPU resource consumption of individual WebSphere Application Server applications.
- Modernizing your z/OS system administration with z/OS Management Facility
IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OS MF) enables you to manage z/OS systems through a web browser interface. This article describes z/OS MF, and shows you how to install, configure, customize, and use it to streamline and simplify your day-to-day z/OS administrative tasks.
- New tools for modernizing mainframe applications
The new IBM Rational Developer for System z Unit Tester can dramatically enhance the way you develop, maintain, and test mainframe applications. This article explains how you can use this tool, along with other Rational Enterprise Modernization products, to transform mainframe green-screen applications with new smartphone interfaces.
- Developing mainframe applications on your laptop
The new Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature can dramatically enhance the way you develop, maintain, and test mainframe applications.
- A business process management approach to enterprise process modernization
BPM techniques such as service identification, code modularization, and business process discovery, decomposition, and ownership can facilitate enterprise modernization.
- Introduction to IBM Business Process Manager on z/OS
IBM BPM Advanced V188.8.131.52 on z/OS integrates for the first time two major BPM products: WebSphere Lombardi Edition and WebSphere Process Server. This article introduces you to IBM BPM for z/OS and describes the benefits it brings to the BPM process.
- Make enterprise batch processing solutions more efficient with Java, cloud computing, and WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid
This IBM white paper shows you how Java, cloud computing, and WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid can transform your batch processing solutions into agile and reusable SOA applications and services that reduce your transaction life cycle costs.
- Modernized Java-based batch processing in WebSphere Application Server
The new WebSphere Application Server Modern Batch feature provides a robust programming model for integrating Java and batch processing within an architected framework across multiple platforms.
- Modernize z/OS apps using optimized local adapters on WebSphere Application Server
Learn how optimized local adapter support works and how it can help you re-engineer and modernize your z/OS applications.
- Getting started with WebSphere MQ for z/OS security
This introduction to WebSphere MQ for z/OS security by one of IBM's top z/OS gurus will be helpful for those who are familiar with z/OS but not with WebSphere MQ, and for those who are familiar with WebSphere MQ and would like to understand how to secure it on z/OS.
- WebSphere MQ security on z/OS
This popular article delves into the details of controlling administrative access and using RACF classes effectively with WebSphere MQ on z/OS.
- Comparing WebSphere MQ security on distributed platforms and z/OS
How security is implemented and what it can protect differ greatly between distributed platforms and z/OS, so an understanding of these differences is essential for architects, administrators, and developers who may need to work across platforms.
- New usability features in Fix Central make it easy to find the fixes you need
New features include dynamic search, plus a function to find all IBM software on your server and link you to applicable updates.
- You can influence WebSphere products through the Client Experience Program
This new program will improve your understanding of WebSphere products and let you give feedback that will be part of the design process for future product versions.
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