Using Java Transactions in CICS Liberty to coordinate JDBC updates

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

Provisioning a CICS & Liberty development environment in minutes with the z/OS Provisioning Toolkit

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

Support for channels and containers over EXCI – now available in the CICS TS 5.4 open beta

The EXCI is an API that enables applications running outside of CICS in z/OS to link to a CICS application and exchange data. This new enhancement provides a mechanism to exchange large volumes of structured parameter data.  Continue reading Support for channels and containers over EXCI – now available in the CICS TS 5.4 open beta