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

Using CICS Services as Part of your API and Business Services Strategy

At a recent SHARE conference, I spoke about using CICS Services as part of your API and business services strategy, and this short video summarizes that presentation.  Join me by watching this video where I go through almost two decades of the progress we’ve seen in our customer base, within the mainframe industry, about how we’ve … More Using CICS Services as Part of your API and Business Services Strategy

Mainframe Decommissioning Projects with HostBridge

The team at HostBridge Technology periodically receives inquiries from IT teams that are tasked with decommissioning the mainframe, either in entirety or by migrating a specific set of applications to the middle-tier.  These inquiries typically come when the projects hit a barrier, usually in the form of existing CICS transactions that display information online (at … More Mainframe Decommissioning Projects with HostBridge

The Evolution of IBM Mainframe Integration

The launch of HostBridge in 2000 introduced integration capabilities that have significantly impacted the IBM mainframe, legacy application integration space.  The practice of integrating these legacy applications with middle-tier applications is not static, but has steadily evolved, as it continues to do.  During this evolutionary period, HostBridge has amassed a loyal base of customers who understand … More The Evolution of IBM Mainframe Integration

Speedier Web Services that involve CICS Applications with CICS TS 5.3 – CWXN Elimination

CICS TS 5.3 introduces a capability to eliminate the execution of the CWXN transaction for some web service applications.  As stated in the IBM Redbook IBM CICS Performance Series: Web Services Performance in CICS TS V5.3: “For applications that use the CICS web support (either as a web application or as a web service), optimizations … More Speedier Web Services that involve CICS Applications with CICS TS 5.3 – CWXN Elimination