Why the Mainframe is More Relevant than Ever in the “Hybrid” World

If you’ve earned your living in the IT field for any length of time, you know that words and phrases come and go with regularity.  “Hybrid” is one of the words de jour.  And, it’s a good word.  My only quibble is that those of us who have built integration technology for the last few… More Why the Mainframe is More Relevant than Ever in the “Hybrid” World

Screen scraper, pseudo screen scraper, super screen scraper, or what?

We recently hired a company to evaluate our marketing literature and web site to make sure we clearly communicate our value proposition. Part of the vendor research included interviewing a few new, mid, and long time customers for their impression of HostBridge. I eagerly read the write up of the first interview and was shocked… More Screen scraper, pseudo screen scraper, super screen scraper, or what?

Exploring CICS Sequential Terminal Processing

For many years, IBM has allowed CICS customers to execute transactions during start-up using a facility called sequential terminal processing.  According to IBM documentation, “The original purpose of sequential terminal support was to permit application developers to test online code before they had access to real terminals. This requirement rarely occurs any more, but sequential… More Exploring CICS Sequential Terminal Processing

Using Redis to Access and Process ‘Big Data’ on the Mainframe

I recently attended a Meetup session where the guest speaker was Dr. Josiah Carlson, one of the leading authorities on Redis and the author of the book “Redis In Action”.  Being a long-time mainframe developer (yes, we do still exist), I was interested to learn about Redis – not only as a technology about which… More Using Redis to Access and Process ‘Big Data’ on the Mainframe