All these days, you had been using only the online Knowledge Center for CICS Transaction Gateway V9.2 for Multiplatforms. Often, there is a need to view the documentation offline and in book format. So, here you go! You can now access the documentation for CICS TG V9.2 for Multiplatforms as PDFs. Go to the KC... Continue reading Now, you can use CICS TG V9.2 for Multiplatforms documentation OFFLINE, as a PDF!
In this article the performance costs when linking to a Java application in a Liberty JVM server are compared to the costs of using an OSGi JVM server or a standard CICS COBOL program. Continue reading Link to Liberty in CICS TS V5.3 – what’s the performance cost?
CICS is a mixed-language application server. We've used this statement for a while now, and it reflects our pride that CICS is able to offer developers with a wide choice of programming languages with which they can create applications to fulfil the needs of their enterprise. Most recently, we have been committed to making CICS a... Continue reading CICS – speaking new languages
CICS APAR PI72104 is now available and extends support for the DFHDPLOY utility to support PERFORM PIPELINE SCAN, SET PROGRAM PHASEIN and SET PROGRAM NEWCOPY operations against CICS regions in a CICSplex Continue reading DFHDPLOY support for PROGRAM and PIPELINE
The IBM Redbooks video course – Developing a RESTful Web application for Liberty in CICS provides a step-by-step guide for creating a simple RESTful Java application, then deploying it into WebSphere Liberty running in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5. Its primarily aimed at Java application developers who want to get started with... Continue reading An IBM Redbooks video course – Developing a RESTful Web application for Liberty in CICS
JCICS provides a simple object hierarchy for accessing the CICS API from Java, and is similar to the EXEC CICS command API supported for other languages such as COBOL or assembler. Unlike other CICS high level languages, no translation step is necessary during compilation as the underlying EXEC CICS calls are dynamically generated via the... Continue reading Getting to grips with JCICS
Using TRANCLASS to control workload can improve the performance of asynchronous applications even further. Continue reading Using TRANCLASS with the CICS asynchronous API
CICS TS V5.2 enhanced the Liberty JVM server to support the Java Transaction API (JTA) . This enables Java EE applications deployed into CICS to coordinate transactional updates to CICS resources, such as VSAM files, together with XA resources such as a remote DB2 database using a JDBC type 4 driver Continue reading Using Java Transactions in CICS Liberty to coordinate JDBC updates
This blog shows you how to improve response times with TIMEOUT and NOSUSPEND in asynchronous applications using CICS APIs. Continue reading Improving response times with TIMEOUT and NOSUSPEND in asynchronous applications
The IBM z/OS Provisioning Toolkit 1.0 enables application developers to rapidly self-service provision a development environment without direct interaction with a systems programmer. Once the required workflows have been customised and published as a template using IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS, developers can build and run images of their... Continue reading Provisioning a CICS & Liberty development environment in minutes with the z/OS Provisioning Toolkit