Will Yates

  • CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

    Session Evaluation

    A decade ago you could probably just try and ignore them but it's getting harder each release. CICS and z/OS resources are here to stay and so you probably need to understand the different types of zfs resources that are used within CICS and z/OS Connect and best practice for dealing with them. From basic text files through to more complex bundles and archive files we will examine the best ways of editing, deploying, and controlling these different files. The session will not only describe the basic function of each resource but give real examples of how to handle the file in source control, deploy into different environments as well as maintain the resource once deployed. We will also examine the techniques needed to actually enable and refresh these resources in a live environment. A range of CICS and z/OS Connect technologies that are freely available will be demonstrated to allow you to take advantage of the concepts straight away. Whether you just have a single web service in CICS or have 100's of bundles already you will find something of use in this session.

  • CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

    Session Evaluation

    Bring your laptop to this session and learn how you can extract maximum value from some of the new features in CICS.  You will see this by actually running them on your own laptop with a gust ID to the zTrial program.  You will be able to see Node-JS with CICS,Create a Java web project.include the web project in a CICS bundle, export it to zFS and create and install the CICS bundle into CICS and test the Java web project in a browser.  Create efficient and scalable RESTful APIs for mobile and cloud applications securely from your business critical applications residing on the mainframe. including exposing a CICS COBOL program as a RESTful API, expose an IMS application as a RESTful API, calling a REST API from a COBOL Application.  Limited laps top will be available, but please bring your own if you can.

  • Application Development Session: Room B first floor

    Session Evaluation

    Abstract

    Deploying an application within a kubernetes cluster is simple, just as easy is deploying it into test environments.  But doing the same on z/OS is tough - right?  Not really.  it can be done and will bring  incredible benefits to your agility within your organisation.  In this session we will explain the common concerns  in using a CI pipeline and how the CICS team have tackled some of these issues and how their expertise could be applied to help you and your applications