Mainframe a La Mode| Zowe: Adding Your Favorite Flavor to Mainframe Development and Automation

October 9, 2020

Zowe is an open source project created to host technologies that benefit the Z platform from all members of the Z community (Integrated Software Vendors, System Integrators and z/OS consumers). This presentation includes a general overview, information on how to leverage and extend the components, and several popular use cases including bringing DevOps to the mainframe. In particular, we will show how we can enhance a COBOL CICS Db2 application using modern tooling plus we will see how the Zowe CLI enables us to automate the compilation, deployment, and testing of this application from our development environment and as part of a pipeline. Zowe is hosted by the Open Mainframe Project under the Linux foundation.