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CICS Tools family

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The IBM CICS Tools family helps to increase business flexibility and development efficiency by accelerating deployment of new CICS workloads on System z and streamlining CICS version-to-version migration efforts.


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CICS Explorer information

Here are some sources of information related to CICS Explorer.

CICS Explorer flyer - two-sided datasheet - (See attached file: CICS Explorer flyer Aug 5 2008.pdf)
New CICS Explorer web page
Special CICS eNews edition featuring the CICS Explorer -
CICS Explorer customer deck - (See attached file: CICS Explorer customer deck V1a.pdf)
Encourage yor customers to join the CICS Explorer beta program now - for information, contact

EXEC CICS Assembler using the new z10 instructions

On March 14, 2008 z390 v1.4.01 was released with support for 226 new IBM z10 mainframe assembler instructions. Now you can code and unit test EXEC CICS assembler modules using these new instructions on Windows XP/Vista or Linux and port programs to a z10 mainframe later. You can download the z390 v1.4.01 version from For an overview of the z390 CICS support view the latest SHARE presentation here:

SHARE z390 Assembler and Emulator Presentations

turn off cics screen

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I have been tasked to turn off cics screens. Can anyone help?

What language will your next new CICS application be developed in?

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43% (81 votes)
28% (54 votes)
Combination of Languages
7% (13 votes)
6% (11 votes)
No language - no new development on CICS
5% (10 votes)
4% (8 votes)
4% (7 votes)
2% (3 votes)
Other Languages
2% (3 votes)
Total voters: 190
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