On your mark, get ready, go! CICS Transaction Server from Start to Finish
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In this new IBM Redbooks publication, CICS is discussed in a very interesting way, and you are provided a history lesson to boot!
CICS is a general-purpose transaction processing subsystem for the z/OS operating system. CICS provides services for running an application online where, users submit requests to run applications simultaneously.
The authors do a great job analyzing situations from a system programmer's viewpoint, including how the systems programmer can use CICS facilities and services to customize the system, design CICS for recovery, and manage performance. Many CICS data access points are covered including temporary storage queues, VSAM RLS, DB2, IMS, and many others.