2022 CICS/Security Track

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

By Lewis James, IBM UK
CICS Sessions: Bethesda Terrase

This presentation will cover the latest security changes and advice in CICS TS to assist you staying compliant and up to date with best practices. It will also include several improvements to simplify security and assist you with diagnosis of security problems.

 

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By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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Over the last few years the rate at which we’ve seen market needs evolving around APIs on Z  is truly astounding. Come to this session to hear about how z/OS Connect EE has continued to evolve to support our biggest clients in driving hundreds or millions of API requests per day. Learn how market trends towards agile and devops practices are changing the way that teams work and hear some of our early thoughts about how z/OS Connect EE might change to facilitate working in a hybrid world.

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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High level introduction to the key capabilities delivered in 6.1 and highlight the sessions that will cover how they can be adopted throughout the conference. 
By Jenny He, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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The CICS TS releases bring many performance improvements to increase horizontal and vertical scalability. This session highlights some of these enhancements on CICS TS 5.5, 5.6 and 6.1, including release to release comparison for CICS TS 5.6, improvements to Java, the threadsafety of additional CICS services,

CICS policy, channel, and TLS. We also look at recent improvements to monitoring which allow you to better understand your environment.

By James Davies, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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Hybrid applications aren't just a single container, but a collection of containers being deployed and orchestrated together. We know that these applications often harness the power of CICS, often through extending the cloud application by accessing an API driven on CICS.  But what if that CICS application could be deployed alongside the rest of the cloud application, tested, monitored and controlled as part of the whole and not just "The weird z thing"

By Jenny He, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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Each release of CICS brings a host of new functions that enhance the core of the CICS runtime, 6.1 is no exception. In this session you will hear about CICS TS 6.1 enhancements to CICS policies, Shared Data Tables, CICS-DB2, Temporary storage queue storage usage monitoring, outbound HTTP, API & SPI, etc..

We will also introduce CICS TS 5.6 foundational enhancements as this is the first GSE Nordic conference where we have the chance to share with you in detail since its GA of June 2020.

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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JavaScript is the most popular language for authoring dynamic and interactive content in web browsers, and the Node.js runtime allows developers to use JavaScript in a server environment. This session explores and demonstrates how CICS is adding support for Node.js applications and how it interacts with your mainframe applications and data.wi

 

By Sophie Green , IBM, UK and Ledina Hido-Evans
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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Do you want to get the most out of your development teams? Do you want all of your developers to look forward to developing for CICS? 

 

CICS TS provides a strong foundation for hosting mixed-language applications, from Assembler and COBOL to Java and JavaScript. When new developers, or experienced developers more used to other platforms, start to develop applications for CICS TS, any differences from what they’re familiar with might be distracting and disconcerting. We believe that developing on CICS and IBM Z should be much the same as anywhere else, just with better qualities of service. 

 

In this session, we will discuss how we are looking to make CICS attractive to any Java developer, enabling them to use their every day build tools such as Maven and Gradle when developing for CICS, whilst simplifying their job and that of the System Programer in the process. We’ll also look at the CICS Ansible collection, used to automate management of CICS resources and definitions, as well as the JCICSX api and SMSSJ. We will also welcome your perspectives on this topic and input to the discussions.

 
By James Davies, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

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Galasa, the open source integration test framework that provides deep testing capabilities for your testers, test architects, build engineers and solution owners. Combined with a decade of experience and built to enable fluid testing of hybrid cloud applications; Galasa can ensure the delivery of quality digital solutions at the speed of cloud. In this session we will describe the capabilities of Galasa but focus on those that aid the testing of hybrid applications that are powered by CICS.