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AIX 7.3 Leverages Power10 Processor to Support Customers’ Hybrid Multicloud and AI Endeavors

Scott McKinney

October 19, 2021

The new AIX 7.3 release brings customers new ways to integrate their mission critical infrastructure with new and enhanced capabilities. IBM designed AIX 7.3 in response to feedback from customers, particularly around extracting business value from data and supporting their hybrid multicloud strategies. Its new features take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Power10 […]


Liam Allan Expands Development Accessibility With the Code for IBM i Extension

Brianna Boecker

September 13, 2021

Sometimes the best way to create new technology is to continue using standards that have already been proven successful, while simultaneously making them more accessible. This was Liam Barry Allan’s thought process when he first started Code for IBM i, an open-source Visual Studio (VS) Code extension for all IBM i development needs. Allan is […]


Elizabeth K. Joseph on Being a Developer Advocate and the Future of Mainframe Technology

Reg Harbeck

September 1, 2021

Reg Harbeck: Hi. This is Reg Harbeck and today I'm here with Elizabeth K. Joseph who is a developer advocate at IBM and an increasingly well-known mainframer. I've kind of gotten to know her through various social media outlets and such. Elizabeth—Liz, I guess I can call you—tell us, how did you end up on the […]


Containers, Microservices and Open Source: IBM i From Another Perspective

Niels Liisberg

August 19, 2021

If you’ve worked with enterprise software development, I assume you’ve come across concepts like microservices and containers. Perhaps you’ve worked with Kubernetes or OpenShift. And maybe you already develop microservices in Java with the open-source framework Spring Boot and are over the moon about how great GraalVM is. Personally, I use all the above with […]


Mainframe Connectivity: What’s Missing?

Trevor Eddolls

June 21, 2021

We can, perhaps, all remember a time when a simple 3270 terminal emulator was all we needed to access the mainframe without needing a directly-connected terminal. And we were really pleased that we could work from anywhere using this simple solution to our communication problem. It worked and our expectations were not very high. Next, […]


Bound to Compile: Skipping the Source Code

Reg Harbeck

May 31, 2021

I like interpretive and scripting languages: The source is the code so you never have to go hunting for the original text version of a program when updating it. But they do run much more slowly than compiled ones. Consequently, some scripting languages, like REXX, can also be compiled in order to speed them up. […]


Node.js on z/OS: How Real Is It?

David Stephens

May 24, 2021

Node.js is a popular environment to allow JavaScript to run outside of a browser. A 2020 Stack Overflow survey saw 50% vote Node.js as the most popular framework, library or tool. Anyone working with the open-source mainframe framework Zowe will be familiar with Node.js: it’s needed for both the Zowe server and Zowe CLI. But […]


What Coding Language Should You Teach Yourself?

Courtney Welu

January 25, 2021

Coding and programming are major additions to any worker’s skillset and can make the job market a much easier place to navigate. Companies everywhere are looking for candidates who are already trained in various coding languages, and the good news is that with all the online resources available for free, it’s easy to teach yourself […]


What Makes CICS, a Mixed Language Application Server, So Special?

Ezriel Gross

August 10, 2020

CICS® has been around since 1969 and still continues to flourish as a mixed language application server today. Primarily running on mainframes, also known as an IBM Z®, CICS does run in limited forms on other platforms, as well. As an application server, it is used to host applications that can be written in several […]


Modernization Carries Varied Meanings for Different People

Jim Zell

March 23, 2020

When the IBM z15 was announced I couldn’t wait to read the information about the advancements and changes that we would all see. I quickly read about System Recovery Boost, integrated zEDC compression, standard rack space frame, double cache density on each chip, etc. The modern mainframe; the fastest, most resilient and high availability, commercially-available […]