Today I will provide some information about the history of the CICS Transaction Server for VSE and its future.
CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1 was introduced in June 1999. It was a completely new port from OS/390 at that time. That port required also major changes in the VSE base system. We ported about 100 OS/390 interfaces - control blocks and services, such as GETMAIN, FREEMAIN, ATTACHX, STORAGE, ESTAEX, cross memory services and more. A major gain was the extensive storage constraint relieve (Extended Dynamic Storage Area). A new... [More]