Why doesn't z/VSE support Java ?
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After some travel I am back in the office. I got lots of customer feedback and insight, which I will feed to the z/VSE team and use for future z/VSE releases. We are very dependent on customer input for z/VSE development of new functions. That is whenever you see a need for new functionality or a direction that z/VSE should take, please raise a requirement or talk to us. You may use our "Contact z/VSE" web page or send me an email for any feedback.
From time to time I am asked, why doesn't z/VSE support Java ?
We looked into that around the year 2000 and found that it is far too expensive for z/VSE development to implement a Java environment on z/VSE and provide all required interfaces, programs and functions. ... and why we should implement Java environment, if other platforms have it already.
With Integrate z/VSE will integrate into Java platforms, with Extend z/VSE especially benefits from Java, tools and products on Linux on System z. The experience over the past years showed that our decision was right. We have much more flexibility with our connectors to integrate into Java applications and direct development resources to enhance z/VSE components / products and connectivity to non-z/VSE platforms. The PIE strategy also gives customers much faster access to new application.