Frank van der Wal

  • Frank van der Wal

  • S500 - General Interest Responsibles

  • S609 - Everything you wanted to know about assembler but were afraid to ask

    Session Evaluation

    The IBM zSystems platform is supporting many languages ranging from PLI and COBOL all the way up to the modern ones like Python, Node.js and and GoLang with JAVA and C/C++ in the middle. And then there is assembler. While most challenges on IBM zSystems can be tackled with one or more of those high-level languages, sometimes assembler is the best option. Assembler on IBM zSystems seems a bit daunting in the beginning. Where do I start This session is aimed at new-to-mainframe audience with a strong technical interest., what tool to use, how to get my first code to run? In this session Paul Horn, an experiences Assembler programmer, and Frank van der Wal are guiding you trough how to create the first ‘Hello World’ assembler program, how to run it and challenge you to go a bit further than just that!

  • S610 - IT Automation on z/OS level using ZOAU – Python - Ansible

    Session Evaluation

    Mainframe Modernization is on top of mind at most organization. And very much appreciated. Yet, this topic is very broad and needs to be divided into sub-domains to address specific needs. In this session Frank van der Wal will zoom in on a utility that IBM has put on the market called Z Open Automation Utility (ZOAU) and that can help out in automating sysprog tasks in a modern and automated way. ZOAU provides an abstraction layer between z/OS commands and tasks and languages like Python and JAVA. Frank will demo how ZOAU works and how to create a simple Python program that will be used by an Ansible playbook to do some tasks on z/OS.