In the one corner the mighty IBM mainframe, also knows as System z, in the other the tiny smartphone. Can the two co-exist? The answer is yes, thanx to IBM Worklight and the CICS Transaction Server Feature Pack for Mobile Extensions.
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Ideal for companies that wish to build mobile applications to exploit existing enterprise services hosted within the robust and scalable CICS environment
Uses existing CICS web service technology: a separate WSBIND file provides the mapping from the COBOL, C/C++, or PL/I language structures to JSON, or from JSON back to the language structure
Requests are process by CICS in a web service pipeline, taking advantage of the proven web service infrastructure within CICS Transaction Server
JSON greatly simplifies connectivity to mobile devices, particularly when using IBM Worklight Server, as you no longer need to write extensive custom adapter code to invoke CICS services
So if you have a mainframe and want to share date on smartphones, just download the Feature Pack and IBM's Worklight and get started. It is as easy as that. And if you don't have a mainframe but would like to buy one, just let us know. We're here to help.
There is even an IBM Redbook on: Implementing IBM CICS JSON Web Services for Mobile Applications