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PHP for z/OS

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What is PHP for z/OS? PHP (a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language that is well-suited for Web development. PHP's syntax is similar to that of C and Perl, making it easy to learn for anyone with basic programming skills. It allows one to embed program statements directly within an HTML page. PHP is a both powerful and flexible: It has a rich set of APIs and it contains a Perl-compatible regular expression library. PHP is popular in the computing industry and is available on a wide variety of platforms. One of the main uses for PHP is authoring dynamic and rich Web pages. Many popular sites on the Internet run PHP because it allows users to generate customized Web pages as well as to easily communicate with databases. PHP can also be used to write command line scripts, which can be used for a variety of tasks.

What Release of CICS are you on?

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1
22% (45 votes)
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.3
16% (33 votes)
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2
9% (18 votes)
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V1.3 or older
2% (4 votes)
CICS/VSE® and CICS TS for VSE/ESA® V1.1.1
1% (3 votes)
TXSeries for Multiplatforms
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 206

IBM Impact 2007

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Robert LeBlanc, General Manager SOA and Websphere, announced the merger of the WebSphere Technical Exchange and the Transaction & Messaging Conference into IBM Impact 2007. "The WebSphere platform powers SOA, and so for the first time, we are bringing together under one roof WebSphere Technical Exchange and the Transaction & Messaging Conference. You'll get all the value and benefits you've come to expect from these premier conferences and much more. This global conference will bring together over 4,000 IBM customers, Business Partners, industry analysts and IBM executives representing companies in your industry." IBM Impact 2007 is scheduled for May 20 - 25, in Orlando, Florida. Registration will open sometime in January. The Agenda is still just a skeleton with no details. Keep on coming back for more details! I'm glad to see that Mark Burnett from Survivor will be there to address the attendees. Maybe we have a Survivor Mainframe in the works???? Read the announcement here

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year and a prosperous 2007 to all and everybody!

CICS Active Pages deliver modern programming paradigm to CICS.

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Have you ever wished that you could develop web applications as easily and quickly as the JSP and ASP programmers do? CICS Active Pages (CAPS) is coming to the rescue. With this new scripting based solution - you can embed your code in the web page like the programmers of other technologies have been doing for years already. Check it out at: http://pm4cics.metastorm.com/CICSActivePages/Welcome.html Please make sure you also access the white paper that is available at http://pm4cics.metastorm.com/CICSActivePages/CAPSwhitepaper.pdf.
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