Mainframe Useful Links

Programming Languages:

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


General Resource:

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



Programing Languages:



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



CICS Web Sphere:


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



DB2:


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



Training:


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



Mainframe Systems:


zSeries Servers Home page of  "the Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries". Also: Library
Systems Magazine Articles on mainframe innovation.  See also:  The Mainstream e-newsletter
G5/G6 Servers Feb 2000 announcement of new features & functions
Parallel Sysplex Configuration assistant, CF structure sizer, etc.
Server Consolidation 4000 servers onto 30 mainframes (ARNnet, August 2)
Mainframe Hangs On Small businesses are loath to let go of the Mainframe (Computerworld, July 30)
Mainframe Skills Looming scarcity of mainframe skills (Computerworld, August 1)
zNextGen Developing young talent in mainframe computing (Computerworld, August 25)
Cobol Veterans About Legacy Reserves, a resource for retired COBOL programmers (Computerworld)
z9 Mainframe A revitalized mainframe environment? (The Register, Jul 26)
CICS and SOA CICS lands a role in Service-Oriented Architecture (The Register, Feb 7)
Dealing with Legacy Ways of "Biting the Legacy Bullet" (The Register, May 4)



Operating Systems:


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







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