2022 Application Development/Cloud & Containers

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
Application Development Session: Alpha
By Flemming Petersen, IBM, DK and Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM Fellow, CIO DevSecOps CTO, US
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

Want a z/OS instance for rapid dev/test cycles, or agile function delivery ahead of deploying on-prem? Charged hourly, to keep the costs down? In this session you'll learn how to achieve this using Wazi-aaS in IBM Cloud: how to set up an IBM Cloud account for you or your team; how to create a virtual private cloud and secure the resources inside it; and how to create and connect to a z/OS instance. Use it for dev/test cycles, or even team education. 

 

By Gerald Mitchell, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

IBM's cloud native developer experience for z/OS offers flexibility in IDE choices- from proven, robust Eclipse on the desktop to VS Code to Eclipse Che. Come hear how IBM Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition brings all the capabilities developers need to easily iterate in a personal code, build, and unit test loop and then commit their code to the shared, automated cloud native delivery pipeline. 

By Frie van Gils, Rocket Software,
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

Every developer uses open source software. It is popular, dynamic, and offers software development teams great benefits such as reducing the development time of their own software products, thereby reducing development costs. Organizations that continue to develop software on the IBM Z platform must always replenish retiring resources.

Open source software can be an excellent enabler in mainframe modernization. In this presentation, you will learn how to run open source software on your mainframe securely with full support and assistance from Rocket Software.

 

By Bo Ragnarsson, SEB, SE
Application Development Session: Bryant Park

Session Evaluation

Overview of the work with implementation of a DevOps toolchain at SEB for sources maintained on z/OS.

 

By Rune Christensen , Bankdata, DK
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

We want developers to test often and early, and we want tests to be small and robust. Today Bankdata developers are testing COBOL sections, in the open source tool; COBOL Check, from the Open Mainframe Project. Bankdata has added unit test gates to production, requiring the developers unit tests to pass. And we are gathering code coverage data for unit tests, and delivering dashboards to teams.

This session will contain, a demo of what COBOL unit tests look like. A explanation of how COBOL check works. A walkthrough of the syntax of COBOL Check. How Bankdata have integrated COBOL Check in our IDE and build pipelines. How to get involved with COBOL Check, and start using it.

 

By Khadija Souissi , IBM, DE
Application Development Session: Sheep Meadow

Session Evaluation

IBM Z where transactions & data meet AI and Machine Learning to extract hidden value from data using high-quality self-learning behavioral models. Join this session to learn about your options to start or continue your Enterprise Machine Learning journey with IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS. You are not a data scientist? You don't have any data scientist in your team? Don't worry! We integrated Machine Learning capabilities in turnkey solutions to be deployed without data science know how..

By Flemming Petersen, IBM, DK
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

With modern development practices there is no limit to the need for test environments. Can IBM Z Development And Test Environment(ZD&T) provide unlimited number of test environments? In this session we will discuss the different approaches to provide more test environment, not only with ZD&T , but also with the other options such as Wazi Sandbox and Wazi as a Service. What are the easy wins, and what are the topics to consider.

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS®, V6.3 supports the following features and enhancements:

    - Support for creating AMODE 64 ( "64-bit" ) batch applications

    - Improved efficiency in processing of UTF-8 data by supporting the UTF-8 data type

    - Numerous additional features and enhancements from the COBOL 2002 and 2014 Standards

    - With the new ARCH(13) compiler option, the compiler generates application code that exploits

       instructions available with the latest z15 server. Specifying ARCH(13) instructs the compiler to include

       exploitation of the Vector Packed Decimal Enhancement Facility, which translates into improvements in

       COBOL computational performance. You can recompile with ARCH(13) to target z15 without any source

        changes to take advantage of this new facility.     

    - Compiler and runtime support for the IBM z/OS V2.4 operating system so applications can take advantage of the latest operating system features and capabilities

    - Support for the latest middleware, including IBM CICS®, IBM Db2®, and IBM IMS

By Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM Fellow, CIO DevSecOps CTO, US and Gerald Mitchell, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Columbus Park

Session Evaluation

This session will discuss the use of a common CI/CD across platforms and will discuss the idea of the developer experience platform as the next stage in DevSecOps transformation within organizations. 

By Joris Mertens, IBM, UK
Application Development Session: Sheep Meadow

Session Evaluation

During this session you will be introduced in IBM Z Xplore. 

A starting point for anyone interested in the technology of IBM zSystems.

Going from zero to hero in 40 hours starting with the basics of IBM z/OS, as fundamentals, Understanding the concepts and go through more in depth challenges including modern tooling and technologies.

IBM Z Xplore is perfect for students, new hires and IBM zSystem fanatics to start from scratch.