This week we're calling on Reginaldo Barosa. Reginaldo has worked at IBM for 40 years. You may have met him at one of our conferences, or you may recognize his name from his participation on the Enterprise Modernization and z community forums. When not busy at work, Reginaldo likes to scuba dive... in warm weather locations. Fortunately for us, he also likes to document his dives with movies and pictures. I highly suggest you take a break from work and watch some of the videos (but not before you finish reading this blog post).
Reginaldo wrote the article "How to move an existing CICS application to a smartphone - Using Rational software to code a mobile-to-CICS application." He also poses this question to you: Can you currently imagine how the world would be without an smartphone application? And no... I most certainly cannot. So developers, read the article and keep developing apps, please.
What books have influenced your ideas and thoughts the most?
A Brazilian book about a guy who crossed the Atlantic ocean alone in a sail boat. And, books written by Jacques Cousteau about his adventures.
Did you learn anything from writing your article and what was it?
In fact I did. It helped me to organize the ideas and the steps required to use the technology that my article explains.
What inspired you to write an article on this specific topic?
I ran a session at Innovate 2013 and the feedback was very positive.
Have you seen this particular scenario in your own organization? At a customer site?
My company is focuses a lot on the technology that I explain in the article.
What communities, forums or user groups do you turn to for help or technical insight?
At the end of my article you'll find a list of all my favorite forums and communities.
If you could win a meetup with any celebrity or public figure in the world, who would it be, and what would you talk about?
The President of United States. I'd like to talk about how he can survive with all the pressure that people rely on him.
Which (future) standards are seen as important?
Open standards that are embraced by most vendors, example SOAP protocol.
How do you keep up with changes in the industry?
I read technical articles.
What is the area of software development process that is most important to you and your role? Why?
The coding phase of the development. This is the implementation area.