Last Day at SHARE, Atlanta
ijmitch 120000JGMF Visits (2353)
hmm... the daily updates didn't happen, did they! Sorry about that.
Still, it's been a good SHARE for the CICS Project. Chris Baker's sessions were extremely popular. As we move more and more CICS runtime structures into 64 bit storage, then folks are needing to get their head around how to specify the memory requirements for their systems (for example CICS TS v4.2 requires a z/OS MEMLIMIT of at least 4GB) - so Chris's Virtual Storage session was well attended and provoked a lot of audience interaction. Also very popular was the session Chris gave on Version 4 Scalability - although someone commented that "TCB" is quite an over-used word these days - but Open Transaction Environment and TCBs other than the good old QR are definitely the way to achieve scale today so how could Chris not talk (a lot!) about them?
Anthony Papageorgiou should be expecting some extremely good session evals - his sessions on Web Services Security and what's new in CICS Explorer were presented like a SHARE veteran despite this being Anthony's first SHARE.
Talking of evals, at the beginning of the week, there was a good deal of scepticism about the online session evaluation system - but pretty quick I was seeing loads of folks declining the paper forms and saying they're doing it online. I'm looking forward to news from SHARE on the paper vs online rates.
We also ran the CICS Project Survey online this year - we showed some results at the Q-Box session yesterday, but we'll be letting the survey run for a week or so more and then take a cut and publish some reports (probably) in a article on this site. (Talking about the Q-Box session... we had more than 30 questions to get through, but it really intrigues me why people put them in the box and then don't show up at the session to hear the answ
Too many other great sessions to write about now - particularly as I'm listening to Dennis Weiand's session on Web Apps with Dynamic Scripting - but thanks to all the presenters for another good SHARE!