Isabel Arnold

  • Application Development Session: Room B first floor

    Session Evaluation

    Abstract 

    Who remembers KITT from Knight Rider 1982, the love bug Herbie or the Transformer Bumblebee? All of them are fictional intelligent cars that would free drivers from many tasks and would let them focus on the drive. Today's cars getting closer and closer to the fiction, by for example:  automating routine tasks like operating the head lights, more efficient and safer breaking, and avoiding accidents by automated lane assist.
    And yes, you can talk to them. Most of us had to learn and master all this in driving school, but are willing to hand those tasks over for an improved driving experience and better security.  
    While KITT starts becoming reality, Mainframes are sometimes still driven like back in the 80's. Get into the passenger seat and experience, how developers can enjoy a smother ride and operators worry less about things getting broken, thanks to concepts like Shift Left Testing, Infrastructure as Code and an overall DevOps culture.

  • Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor
  • Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

    Session Evaluation

    Abstract 

    Writing code is not that complicated. But what will change, if you want to run it on a mainframe? In this session you will learn:
    - what languages and interfaces you can use

    - what runtime environments you will encounter
    - how typical development will look like (spoiler: it can be everything from terminal screens, over eclipse to LSP-based editors)
    - how your life as developer might differ from your coding experience today
    Some stuff might be new to you, like Cobol, CICS, IMS, ISPF, some you may know from your studies, like Swift, Node.js, Git, Jenkins, Waterfall model (yeah, still around), DevOps and many more.

  • Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

    Session Evaluation

    Abstract 

    TBD