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CICS JS/Server Version 1.1 Released.

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CICS JS/Server V1.1 includes support for the most up to date version of the Dojo Toolkit (1.7.2).  

Dojo Toolkit 1.7.2 is compatible with earlier versions and allows pages to load faster. 

Use the Dojo Toolkit to rapidly create modern web applications. Better still, do so using your mainframe to serve the Dojo Toolkit from CICS.

Take control of the Dojo Toolkit by serving it from your System Z Server. 

Why not check out the sample code on our website that shows how CICS can be used to create web applications using the Dojo Toolkit. 

For more information, please visit:


Open Beta : CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 open beta introduces cloud-style CICS development, deployment, and operations, by delivering:

The combination of these two sets of capability areas will greatly simplify the assembly, deployment, and lifecycle management of CICS applications, delivering many of the characteristics found in private-cloud computing systems. CICS TS V5.1 open beta gives you the opportunity to explore the concept of a cloud-style CICS deployment in your own environment.

CICS TS V5.1 open beta is available for download, direct from IBM from the date of availability (13 July 2012) onwards, by visiting

More info link: Announcement Letter



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Today MATTER OF FACT SOFTWARE announce the launch of CICS JS/Server Version 1 Release 0.

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.

Javascript tools such as Dojo have enabled the rapid development of browser based user interface functions. The Dojo toolkit itself has to be served to the browser and it is sensible to retain control over what is served up to the browser as part of a corporate business application. The CICS JS/Server allows the Dojo Javascript toolkit to be installed and controlled on the mainframe from well understood mainframe PDS datasets.

A Follow up poll to "Do you Telecommute? "

Almost 4 years ago we ran a poll on telecommuting. Due to some interest in the subject I decided to do a followup poll for comparison.
This is a multiple choice poll, thus you can select more than one option.

The previous poll allowed for "write-in" choices (user added choices), this poll will not allow for that.

Previous poll : LINK


And we are back!

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After a longer delay than I planned on, the site is back up and running on the new host.

Thank you for your patience.

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