Health Solutions Provider Accelerates Integration and Energizes IT Collaboration with HB.js

A leading health care and pharmacy solutions provider is using HB.js – the HostBridge® JavaScript Engine – to rapidly develop and deploy RESTful APIs, web services, and microservices for integrating its IBM® z Systems® applications, data, and business logic. Because HB.js uses server-side JavaScript, mainframe developers can quickly learn to write mainframe web services in … More Health Solutions Provider Accelerates Integration and Energizes IT Collaboration with HB.js

Web Services Programmers Talk JavaScript and Productivity

Organizations are finding ways to do more with their mainframes by putting CICS applications and mainframe data to work as part of their cloud or API-centric integration architecture.  When this strategy is implemented using JavaScript, web services developers and development teams are reporting significantly higher productivity: “3… 4… 25 times more productive” is the increase … More Web Services Programmers Talk JavaScript and Productivity

How-To: Create Web Services to Integrate CICS, DB2 and VSAM Data

I recently demonstrated how to integrate CICS, DB2 and VSAM file data into an Excel spreadsheet, and then a browser, simply by creating a mainframe web service.  You can see how easy it is to create these web services, and how they simplify integration, by watching this short video: HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) is the solution shown … More How-To: Create Web Services to Integrate CICS, DB2 and VSAM Data

JavaScript for CICS and System z Integration: What’s Changed?

In December 2010, I wrote an article that was published by Enterprise Systems Media called “JavaScript Tools for CICS/System z Integration: Top 10 Reasons.” Here’s a summary of those top 10 reasons: Seven years is a lifetime in the technology world, and it is natural to wonder, are these reasons still relevant?  What has changed … More JavaScript for CICS and System z Integration: What’s Changed?

Backstage: Reimagining Stillwater Culture

I was recently interviewed by Shelby Holcomb of STATE magazine, the official magazine of Oklahoma State University. Shelby’s story was about integration, but in this case, it had little to do with software. During the interview, I shared the vision that led me to create Backstage, a venue or “gathering space” as I like to call … More Backstage: Reimagining Stillwater Culture

Converting Business Processes into Web Services – Fast and Easy

Software vendors love to talk about all the new exciting things found in their latest release of their software products.  We dive deep into all kinds of technical details, have acronyms for way more things than we need and obsess about really cool technical things that only a true nerd could love. Sometimes, we forget … More Converting Business Processes into Web Services – Fast and Easy