Shining the spotlight on System z development
Delaney Turner 270003RQ8K Delaney.Turner@ca.ibm.com | | Tags:  ibmsoftware product-innovation
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IBM Software is choc-a-block with talented bloggers and subject matter experts, and from time to time I like to shine the spotlight on the great work they're doing in other areas of the company.
Today's example comes from Timothy Hahn, a 20-year IBM veteran and Distinguished Engineer now responsible for strategy and execution for Rational's Enterprise Modernization products.
Tim has published numerous articles discussing the usage of Rational and Tivoli Security products in end-to-end deployment environments and is a co-author of two books: “e-Directories: Enterprise Software, Solutions, and Services” and “Mainframe Basics for Security Professionals”.
In his latest blog post, "System z Development Made Easy," Tim looks at mainframe application development, de-bunks some common misconceptions, and provides links to the latest technology for streamlining application development on z/OS and Linux for System z.. I've provided the first few paragraphs below. The entire post is over on developerWorks.
Except for the savvy group of "Master the Mainframe" students from universities, if you ask someone in a Computer Science program about how much exposure to mainframes and z/OS they receive you'll find that they give you something of a hollow stare. “Mainframes? Nobody writes applications for them any more.” some of them might (erroneously) say. And even if you ask someone who knows that there is quite a bit of new work done on mainframe systems every day, they usually think of some archaic programming environment involving large, heavy, and old text-based terminals with 24x80 screens.
Like the post so far? Read the rest here.