Session Evaluation

Python has been popular for a long time, and in the last few years, it has reached the top. It is typically used for web application development, automation, data analysis, and machine learning. It can run well on mainframes and z/OS for a few last years and we will see more Python on z/OS in the future.

In this session, you will learn how to install and run Python on z/OS. We will cover popular libraries that make sense to use on any platform. We will focus on mainframe-specific libraries such as Zowe Client SDK or Z Open Automation Utilities. You will learn how to submit a job and then process its output works with data in mainframe data sets, or connect to mainframe databases. At the end of the session, we will cover how to call native z/OS APIs from Python.