Hello again, 3270, Accessing z/OS applications with an iPhone

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Reginaldo Barosa

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: September 30, 2009

New technologies and the proliferation of smart wireless devices doesn't change the reality that applications running on z/OS® remain the backbone of many organizations. But just because an application might be older doesn't mean it has to look that way or be difficult to access. This article describes how you can leverage Service Oriented Architecture to bridge this generation gap and access a z/OS application from an iPhone. This example involves creating a CICS® Web service that is invoked by an iPhone using Web 2.0 concepts to access a CICS/COBOL demo application. Bringing in Google Maps then makes the iPhone interface to the mainframe application even more attractive. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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