DevOps is difficult to define, especially for mainframe teams new to the concept. Here are six definitions. Find one that fits your team or company.
There is something palpable about the first day of SHARE. Interested in speaking with any of us from Compuware? Stop at booth #407 in the Technology Exchange Expo.
Using Abend-AID’s industry unique fault metadata analytics, you can leverage Abend-AID to shift mainframe problem resolution left in the DevOps lifecycle.
Part two of this series will walk you through the benefits of your setup choices (whether you gave them careful consideration or took the defaults), and help you understand the Summary and Detail displays that show the compare output.
Compare, Search and Sort are base capabilities every programmer needs in their Swiss Army knife of development skills. Let’s take a closer look at how to get the most out of comparing data, specifically with Compuware File-AID Compare in Topaz.
In Agile, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Agile works best in an open, communicative environment. And once the team commits—get out of the way!
You need someone who fanatically believes in the benefits of mainframe DevOps and can drive an organization to embrace changes in people, process and technology to achieve those benefits. Enter the mainframe DevOps evangelist.
Until recently the mainframe environment at most organizations has been treated like a black box: executives knew it accomplished significant work and it involved significant budget line items but preferred to leave it to its own devices. However, dramatic changes are afoot.
There is an emerging phenomenon in IT: developers working on systems that are older than they are. While not unique to the mainframe (think Windows or Word), it is becoming more and more prevalent on the mainframe. Think of it. As this developer was learning to walk the application was [...]
In many ways mainframe development spent decades as a fossil trapped in amber. Wholly preserved in an inert environment. And, because ISPF was a monopoly, improvements in the process occurred at a glacial pace. Those days are over.
Some final observations about SHARE Orlando: SHARE isn’t just our name. It’s what we do. I love the User Experiences sessions. The best presentation is a story and these sessions are the best stories, often describing a journey that isn’t complete yet. I remember looking around during session 17619 Modernization Real Life Scenarios and thinking “they’re needs to be more people here!”
It’s interesting to read the tea leaves at SHARE. Sessions are broken down by categories, some generic and some specific. For instance in the general “hot topic” categories – there are 25 Big Data /Big Analytics sessions, 36 Cloud sessions, 25 Mobile sessions, 44 sessions on Security and 39 sessions [...]
Bumbershoot is the big music festival in Seattle. For one fixed price you can roam the grounds and take in music from any of half a dozen stages. There are hard choices to be made. Every time you choose to listen at one stage you are also choosing to skip the music available on the other stages. That same principle is true at SHARE as well. Every session you choose to attend means you’re also choosing not to attend the other ten or so sessions occurring at the same time. That makes for some hard choices too.
The first day at SHARE always starts with the keynote address. This year it was by Tom Rosamilia, a SVP from IBM. He made a strong case for IBM and the mainframe being well situated for today’s digital transformation.
One look at the agenda for Share Orlando 2015 reveals that the very essence of the mainframe is changing. After years, decades possibly, focused on glass room advancements the mainframe is now a full-fledged member of the overarching digital community.
In the book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, author Clay Christensen puts forth the idea of disruptive innovation. This theory holds that established companies, acting on their best self-preservation instincts, will often leave the door open for less established companies to step in and find a better way to accomplish the same goals. In some [...]
Photo Credit: Jyrki Salmi John Marzluff is an ornithologist and a professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. In his new book Subirdia, he discusses his study of what happens to the suburban bird population as their landscape changes underneath them—for instance when a wooded area [...]
Photo credit: Dan Davison Some mainframe sites have already initiated projects to migrate to IBM COBOL 5.1 in hopes of reaping the millions of dollars in CPU savings that come along with the compiler, the first to truly exploit the System z architecture. Other sites are deep into [...]
credit: reynermedia Every site that depends on a mainframe is at a slightly different stage in dealing with the retiring work force. All of these sites would agree that the layout of their mainframe staff in the future may bear little resemblance to the way it looks today. [...]
The retiring mainframe work force issue has proven to be a slow erosion over time rather than some type of drastic drop off. No matter where your company sits in that continuum, here are three simple steps you can take to help reduce the impact moving forward: 1. Get Current [...]