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IBM Unveils New Software to Enable Mainframe Applications on Cloud, Mobile Devices

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New compiler improves application performance and helps modernize COBOL business applications running on System z

ARMONK, N.Y., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to help organizations extend crucial business applications running on System z mainframes to web, cloud and mobile environments. The software's performance improvements will enable companies to significantly reduce operating costs while helping businesses seamlessly and efficiently extend services for support of modern infrastructures.


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Today MATTER OF FACT SOFTWARE announce the launch of CICS JS/Server Version 2.
This new solution serves several popular Open Source Javascript Libraries from CICS on z/OS.

Modern business applications demand user interfaces with sophisticated features. Many such
features are provided by web browsers that communicate with server technology to access corporate
data and drive business processes. In many large corporations, the server of choice with which the
browser communicates is the IBM mainframe.

AIX Issue ?

One of our Applications Programmers thinks that the Alternate index file isn't updating quickly enough, the following is the scenario;

His Cobol program runs to create invoices, the program has a process in it to detect & flag duplicate input to an error log. He has a instance where the program did not detect a duplicate & created a duplicate check for the same invoice. In his troubleshooting the problem he has one time had the duplicate entry, one after the other and the duplicate isn't flagged. In his other test he puts the duplicate entries further apart & the duplicate is flagged. He thinks the AIX file isn't processing quickly enough to post the duplicate.  is this possible, does the definition in the AIX file have an update timer ?? Any help or direction is appreciated ..

IBM Business Partners welcome CICS 5.1

Short video, introduced by Danny Mace, Director of CICS Development in Hursley UK featuring IBM Business Partners, and their thoughts and views on the new CICS TS V5.1 release

See video

CICS TS for z/OS V5.1 Announcement Letter.

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The announcement letter for CICS TS V5.1 was posted on October 3, 2012.

(This is the US announcement I did not see any others.)

Planned availability date
Bottom rule


Some of the highlites:

There's a lot more! Read all about it here : Link to the CICS TS V5.1 Announcement Letter.


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