Welcome back. Our latest episode has us sitting down with (in a manner of speaking) Roland Koo. Roland is a Program Director in Offering Management and Strategy for Enterprise Products and Compilers on Z, and he joins us from The Great White North — Canada. If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Roland, well here is your chance! In our second installment of what we are referring to as our “Lockdown Series,” we chat with Roland on some of the new developments with compilers on Z. Here is a list of some of the things we cover:
- How do compilers work?
- The IBM COBOL Compiler family
- IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS
- Packed decimal arithmetic and formats
- ARCH levels and COBOL compilers
- Source code and object code
- LLVM Technology — what is it and where to learn more?
- Reaffirming our commitment to Java 11
And that’s not even the complete list!
While you’re here, be sure to check out the COBOL Migration Portal. There you can learn about all the great benefits of migrating to the latest version of COBOL, and also learn best practices from the experts. And if you want to put a face to the voice, Roland has a featured video on the main page too.
We certainly had a lot of fun (with a few technical difficulties) with this episode, and we hope you come back for more. For now, we’ll leave you with a little spoiler … our good friend Bruce Armstrong is back for our next episode. He’ll be updating us on what’s new with Zowe™.
So stay tuned!