Mainframe Useful Links Books


Programming Languages:

Links, tutorials,.. for mainframe and web languages (The American Programmer)
High Level Assembler for MVS/VM/VSE and HLASM Toolkit; and theLibrary
Library material: Assembler Connection, COBOL Connection, VSAM ...
About COBOL on various platforms See also the Library
IBM bookshelves for COBOL. Also PDF files for COBOL for OS/390
Well arranged set of pointers to COBOL-related information, also COBOL Books
COBUG - a full fledged portal for COBOL resources: forums, program examples, ..
LE Home Page, also the Library, and SHARE Presentations (require Acrobat Reader)
Java 2 Technology Developer Kit for z/OS, now for V6
Java technology discussion forums and Newsgroups (IBM's developerWorks)
Archive of articles from perl-mvs@perl.org - at Max-Planck-Institut, Munich
Home Page of the PL/I product family
REXX Language page at IBM
Blend of REXX and Java to enable REXX programmers to create Java code
Enterprise Generation Language - optimized code for target runtime platforms (IBM)

General Resource:

Combined site for WSC and Networking Systems Flashes, tech white papers, FAQs
Problem solving Databases, Corrective Service, etc. (IBM)
WWW access point for IBMLink
Collection of freeware/open-source code for MVS and OS/390 developers
App development & data mgmt software: ISPFDFSORTIMS,WebSphere MQ, .
Help Boards and Technical FAQs on Programming Languages, CICS, JCL, ...
Mainframe news, articles and papers on hardware/software strategy, etc.
Bruce Gillispie's list of personal MVS pages: Mark ZeldenDavid Alcock, ..
A French slant, by Thierry Falissard, an unrepentant mainframer in Paris
A dictionary of mainframe terms and acronyms (Software Diversified Services)

Programing Languages:



High Level Assembler for MVS/VM/VSE and HLASM Toolkit;  and the Library
Library material: Assembler Connection, COBOL Connection, VSAM ...
About COBOL on various platforms  See also the Library
IBM bookshelves for COBOL. Also PDF files for COBOL for OS/390
Well arranged set of pointers to COBOL-related information, also COBOL Books
COBUG - a full fledged portal for COBOL resources: forums, program examples, ..
LE Home Page, also the Library, and SHARE Presentations (require Acrobat Reader)
Java 2 Technology Developer Kit for z/OS, now for V6
Java technology discussion forums and Newsgroups (IBM's developerWorks)
Archive of articles from perl-mvs@perl.org - at Max-Planck-Institut, Munich
Home Page of the PL/I product family
REXX Language page at IBM
Blend of REXX and Java to enable REXX programmers to create Java code
Enterprise Generation Language - optimized code for target runtime platforms (IBM)


CICS Web Sphere:


A jump-off point for info from IBM on CICS, WebSphere MQ, IMS, etc.
Info about CICS Transaction Server on all platforms;  Also Support
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
CICS/COBOL development using WebSphere Studio Developer (Hursley)
SHARE CICS Project
IBM bookshelves for CICS.  Also:  Library.  And TS V2.3 PDFs
CICS Tips & Tricks (at the web site of ADS)
Searchable CICS List articles (University of Georgia)
Notes on CICS Internet Connectivity (Crossland Consulting)
News, case studies, whitepapers, etc., about MQSeries.  Also Using MQ


DB2:


A jump-off point for info on DB2, Java/JDBC for DB2, Tech LibraryNet.Data, ...
Now shipping: DB2 Universal DB for z/OS Ver 8. See Availability and Service
IBM bookshelves for DB2, for various platforms. Also:  Library
Data Management magazine, current issue (IBM)
A German language DB2 site (Gernot Ruban)


Training:


US Classes & schedules.  Also: Australia   Canada   France   Germany   UK
Mainframe, data center automation, C/S, and Internet subjects - US and Canada
Classes in various US locations on JCL, REXX, etc. (also at customer sites)
Training in all aspects of WebSphere MQ;  most classes in Edina, near Minneapolis, MN
Mainframe related courses, in Colorado, Washington, and at customer sites
Classes on CICS, DB2, MQSeries - North American locations
OS/390-related training in Belgium (in Dutch, French, or English)
Public and onsite courses (DB2, CICS, VSAM, ...) throughout the UK and Europe
Varied mainframe courses in the U.S. Also in the UK, and S. Africa
Computer Based Training for mainframe/midrange systems, distributed world wide
On varied mainframe disciplines, also PC subjects (Mike Murach & Associates)
International Conferences on DB2 and IMS, WebSphere Portal, zSeries, ...


Mainframe Systems:


Home page of  "the Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries". Also: Library
Articles on mainframe innovation.  See also:  The Mainstream e-newsletter
Feb 2000 announcement of new features & functions
Configuration assistant, CF structure sizer, etc.
4000 servers onto 30 mainframes (ARNnet, August 2)
Small businesses are loath to let go of the Mainframe (Computerworld, July 30)
Looming scarcity of mainframe skills (Computerworld, August 1)
Developing young talent in mainframe computing (Computerworld, August 25)
About Legacy Reserves, a resource for retired COBOL programmers (Computerworld)
A revitalized mainframe environment? (The Register, Jul 26)
CICS lands a role in Service-Oriented Architecture (The Register, Feb 7)
Ways of "Biting the Legacy Bullet" (The Register, May 4)


Operating Systems:


The 64-bit OS, "the next generation of the OS/390", for zSeries 900 machines
Web accessible Library of MVS material. See also:  z/OS PDF files
Common MVS System Abends, and brief explanation of each (Lightning Solutions, UK)
Info about compatibility of vendor products with z/OS
z/OS UNIX System Services, part of standard z/OS. See also:  Library
Transaction Processing Facility and the The Airline Control System (ALCS)
Manuals for Transaction Processing Facility
Home page of VM operating system
Home page of z/VSE.  See also: WAVV, World Alliance of VSE and VM
Mailing/Discussion List and Resources for VSE - VSE-L (Wayne Mery)



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