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  Mainframe Training: Utilities and Development Tools SYS-ED SYSED
If your shop is utilizing a combination of mainframe utilities and development tools from the Big 3: Computer Associates, Compuware, and IBM, then integrated workshops and examples will make a major significance in training your next generation of mainframe programmers.
How much of the mainframe development should be contracted outside of the United States, be performed by consultants based in the United States as compared to having full-time salaried employees perform the work.
Mainframe utilities and development courses at the present time are only offered at client locations.
www.sysed.com /tech_assessments/MFUtilsDevToolsAd.htm   (1152 words)

  IBM mainframe utility programs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IBM Mainframe Utility Programs are supplied with IBM mainframe operating systems such as MVS to carry out various tasks associated with datasets etc.
The mnemonic used in the IBM Assembler was BR and hence the name: IEF BR 14.
The mnemonic used in the IBM Assembler was BR and hence the name: IEF BR 15.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IBM_mainframe_utility_programs   (353 words)

 Encyclopedia: IBM mainframe utility programs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IBM Mainframe Utility Programs are supplied with IBM mainframe operating systems such as MVS to carry out various tasks associated with datasets etc. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, NY, USA.
Mainframes (often colloquially referred to as big iron) are large and expensive computers used mainly by government institutions and large companies for legacy applications, typically bulk data processing (such as censuses, industry/consumer statistics, ERP, and bank transaction processing).
Job Control Language (JCL) is a scripting language used on IBM mainframe operating systems to instruct the Job Entry Subsystem (that is, JES2 or JES3) on how to run a batch program or start a subsystem.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/IBM-mainframe-utility-programs   (782 words)

 IBM's mainframe makeover | CNET News.com
Among IBM's recent successful projects was a years-long effort to catch up to Sun in Unix servers and its X Architecture plan to lift Intel servers past some of their current limitations.
It took years for IBM to shift its mainframes from its earlier 31-bit processors to the current 64-bit line introduced in 2000 with the z900.
IBM's mainframes are well ahead of Unix and Windows servers in their abilities to continue running under almost any circumstances.
news.com.com /2100-1001-919579.html   (1651 words)

 Micro Mainframe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It allows programs written in mainframe Assembler to be assembled, executed, and debugged on a microcomputer.
It emulates mainframe I/O devices by using PC devices -- for example, 3390 DASD devices are emulated by large files on the PC hard disk, and local 3270 screens are emulated by tn3270 sessions.
Some of these people have never had access to an IBM mainframe, so Hercules is literally introducing new people to S/370 hardware, operating systems, and management concepts.
www.jaymoseley.com /programming/micromain.htm   (459 words)

 IBM TECHNOLOGY : News Magazine Computing Research Support Software Microelectronics Technical Journals Machines ...
IBM has improved the performance of a chip-making material that could be used to make advanced wireless devices such as automobile radar and high-bandwidth personal area networks, the company expects to announce today.
IBM is the latest major company to embrace podcasting, the digital audio craze that allows consumers to take audio programming off the Web and listen to it on portable music players.
IBM spent $1.2 billion over the past three years developing the new mainframe, the z9, which it says offers twice the processing power and twice the memory of Big Blue's current top mainframe.
www.ibmtechnology.com   (4852 words)

 Tandy 1000 Utility Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Program for adjusting the amount of video memory on the 1000-series, with source.
Program determines which drive is the ROM drive in a 1000TL, TL/2, SL, or SL/2.
Programs to fix the problem of VGA not being detected on the 1000-series.
tvdog.shacknet.nu /Utilities.html   (1337 words)

 IBM unleashes new 'Raptor' mainframe | CNET News.com
IBM loves mainframes because sales of the systems typically bring years of revenue from maintenance and software license agreements--just the type of recurring revenue that helped carry the company through the current economic downturn comparatively unscathed.
IBM is adding similar improvements to its own Unix servers, arguing that its greater mainframe experience will counteract Sun's Unix server lead.
IBM has been heavily pushing the ability to run the Linux operating system on its mainframe line.
news.com.com /2100-1001-839483.html   (717 words)

 Conversion of Existing Programs : Utility Programs
utility program is used to translate source code when porting in the opposite direction, that is, from UNIX to mainframe format.
Both utilities take source code from standard input, perform the translation, and then print the output to the standard output.
utilities do not accept input or output filename arguments; therefore, the most effective way to use these utilities is to redirect the input and output files.
support.sas.com /documentation/onlinedoc/sasc/doc/cross/znid-109.htm   (674 words)

The initial posts at the Mainframe Blog have been by current or formers IBMers, but knowing IBM's passion for collaborative innovation, it would not surprise me to see the blog opened up over time to a wide variety of points of view across the industry and customer base.
IBM computers used to be constructed in steel "frames" that would fill a large building -- and required a lot of plumbing to provide the circulating water to keep them from overheating.
IBM's z9 press coverage meanwhile was more like the US governments': it was all about certainty.
mainframe.typepad.com /blog   (4023 words)

 IBM MAINFRAME FORUM : DFSort utility to merge two files   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I want to know if there is any option which can be given in DF Sort utility which will merge two files in a particular manner.
The field 'A' in File A & field 'B' in file B were the dates at the end of the month and since dates keep changing each month, the solution was required to be generic.
However, File A is created from the BMC Unload utility and field 'A' is populated from the table.
www.ibmmainframes.com /post-6000.html   (584 words)

 HiLMAs Home page
Hilmas is a programming language; and not an high level or user friendly language, a Windows programming language or a database or web server language.
It is a mainframe language; yes, a programming language for old IBM mainframes that run old Operating System like MVS, VM or VSE; is a language that run on a 370/390 environment, on machines that today only a big company or organization owns.
Note that every program must have as first instruction "/INCLUDE HILMAS MAC": this is not a Hilmas instruction but an environment dependent directive; the task is to enclose in the program deck, before assembling, the definitions of the Macros that constitute the Hilmas language itself.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Ridge/7322/hilmas.htm   (559 words)

 JCL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If the program can not be found in the standard “linklist” libraries, then the libraries specified in JOBLIB or STEPLIB DD statements will be searched (see below).
The DCB parameter specifies any sub-parameter that a program could specify in its Data Control Block for this DD statement.
IEBGENER is the program being called, a utility to copy datasets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/JCL   (1444 words)

Although BCPL programs are notionally supplied from an undelimited stream of characters, clever rules allow most semicolons to be elided after statements that end on a line boundary.
Making B programs run on it using the threaded technique required only writing the code fragments for the operators, and a simple assembler which I coded in B; soon, dc became the first interesting program to be tested, before any operating system, on our PDP-11.
The prevalence of pointers in C programs, whether those declared explicitly or arising from arrays, means that optimizers must be cautious, and must use careful dataflow techniques to achieve good results.
cm.bell-labs.com /cm/cs/who/dmr/chist.html   (8388 words)

 Multics Bibliography
The C programming language was devised in the early 1970s as a system implementation language for the nascent Unix operating system.
FLUX is made of three independant programs : a pre-precessor : ENTREE for geometrical, physical and finite element descriptions of the model, the computation processor RESOL in which equations occuring from finite elements are solved, and, finally EXPLOI, the post-processor for flux plots, field visualisation, forces and torques.
This thesis examines the various mechanisms for naming the information objects stored in a general-purpose computing utility, and isolates a basic set of naming facilities that must be protected to assure complete control over user interaction and that allow desired interactions among users to occur in a natural way.
www.multicians.org /biblio.html   (11750 words)

 Computing Canada: Why we shouldn't get superzap-happy - misuse of utility programs - Software & Systems: Security - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These misuses of utility programs are known as 'superzapping,' named after an IBM mainframe program.
If a production system error has to be circumvented now, patching a program, fixing a database pointer or repairing an incorrect cheque file may be the very best solution - but only if the changes are authorized, documented and correct.
Repeated use of such utilities to fix the same problems indicates a problem of priorities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGC/is_n17_v18/ai_12554965   (539 words)

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This program was a file organizer and program manager which created the illusion of a "desktop," on which users could place, move, rename, and delete files, and run programs.
The user could still execute the protected program from the floppy disk, but this was tedious, given that Lisa programs tended to be large and floppy-disk-based program execution would try the patience of most users.
Since the fixed portion was programmed early and remained set to save money, all changes had to be made in the erasable portion, which became very expensive and arduous; the developers fought to free up storage literally one location at a time.
www.chac.org /engine-ascii/engv2n1.txt   (18294 words)

 Murach's Mainframe COBOL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chapter 18, on how to use JCL to compile and test your programs on an IBM mainframe, is just a small subset of all you can learn about job-control language in Murach's OS/390 and z/OS JCL.
Chapter 20 introduces you to coding interactive programs on an IBM mainframe using CICS, a subject that’s treated fully in Murach's CICS for the COBOL Programmer.
Likewise, chapter 21 introduces you to database programming using DB2, the subject of DB2 for the COBOL Programmer, Part 1 and Part 2.
www.murach.com /books/mcb2/related.htm   (256 words)

 CIS 235   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This course presents a detailed and practical study of the operation of the mainframe computer.
In addition, utility programs, disk concepts and terminal concepts along with operations in a networked environment are introduced.
Students are familiarized with file handling techniques and how to compile, store and load programs for various languages supported by the hardware.
www.bmcc.cuny.edu:16080 /catalog/CIS235.html   (68 words)

 IBM rolls out Migration Utility for mainframe COBOL reports
IBM has announced its Migration Utility for z/OS and OS/390, allowing sites to create standard COBOL reports using Computer Associates' Easytrieve Plus language without Easytrieve Plus installed, and which run in place of the Easytrieve run-time interpreter.
Existing Easytrieve programs can be converted to standard COBOL and enhanced or extended by embedding new COBOL statements in the programs.
In a nutshell, the Migration Utility can be used to replace Easytrieve Plus for existing reports, to modify or enhance converted reports using Easytrieve language, or to create new reports using the Easytrieve Plus language.
www.xephon.com /news/02042303.html   (220 words)

 COBOL Software Tools Directory : The COBOL Center
COBOL KeePÍR for native iSeries: Automated conversion utility to convert mainframe CICS COBOL to native AS/400 COBOL.
COBOL KeePÍR for IDMS: Automated conversion utility to convert the mainframe IDMS to the native AS/400 relational database.
COBOL KeePÍR for WANG to Mainframe: Automated migration utility to migrate WANG VS COBOL to mainframe CICS COBOL and WANG VS procedures to mainframe JCL.
www.infogoal.com /cbd/cbdtol.htm   (879 words)

 Open Directory - Computers: Software: Operating Systems: Mainframe: IBM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IBM End of Support Dates - IBM's official listing of the announced end of support date, if any, for each of their software products.
Mainframe Month On-line Journal - A free monthly publication from Xephon providing access to complete Adobe PDF copies of two year old editions of their fee-based technical journals covering CICS, DB2, MQ, z/OS, VSAM, RACF and TCP/SNA.
It was 40 Years Ago Today: Mainframe Celebrated - April 7, 2004, marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the IBM System/360; programs and batch jobs written for the first S/360 would run on the IBM z890 mainframe announced today.
dmoz.org /Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/Mainframe/IBM   (1310 words)

 Numeric Formats, Mainframe and Micro Focus
BINARY, On an IBM Mainframe a binary field is 2, 4 or 8 bytes in length.
ZONED-DECIMAL, On an IBM Mainframe a zoned-decimal field contains the text value of a digit in each byte except in the sign position (this is usually the units position) which uses the high-order nibble to store the sign value.A zoned-decimal field is defined in COBOL with the USAGE IS DISPLAY clause.
The purpose of this session is to describe the techniques used to prepare or convert the various formats of numeric fields that are used by an IBM Mainframe that is an EBCDIC-encoded environment.
www.simotime.com /spsnum01.htm   (2010 words)

 Webmaster Scripts, Webmaster Programs, Free Programming Tools
Use this utility to generate the html to show your code colorized for easier readability.
IBM Enterprise Modernization solutions help organizations evolve core IT systems towards modern architectures and technologies—reducing the burden of maintenance and freeing up resources to develop new business requirements and capabilities.
IBM's Info 2.0 technology leverages emerging Web 2.0 technologies such as mashups, feeds, AJAX, and JSON in order to simplify assembly of information using feeds and services.
tools.devshed.com /webmaster-tools   (1410 words)

 ZenArticles - Articles about Database
Both user written programs and database utility programs (such as report writers and data entry tools) use this technique for database access.
The database administrator responsible for managing a minicomputer or mainframe database uses SQL to define the database structure and control access to the stored data.
IBM's initial work provided a clear signal of IBM's direction for other database and system vendors to follow early in the development of SQL and relational databases.
www.zenarticles.com /sql-intro-3.htm   (867 words)

 Brent Pearce - Family web sites
This degree plan required extensive study in COBOL programming, Job Control Language, IBM mainframe utility programs, and data structures, along with the business classes of Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, and other business classes.
At the turn of the year, I was also falling out of graces with my supervisor, who only one year prior was saying that I was the "Model Employee." Now I was "struggling to grasp the new technology." I wasn't the only on in our group falling out of grace with him.
My duties were to program in Informix 4gl and UNIX kshell scripts developing code for the new Water Administration Technical Engineering Resource System (WATERS).
internet.cybermesa.com /~sbpearce/BrentsSite/bpinfo/bp-narrative.html   (2486 words)

 Capitalware's Sample OS/390 Code Page
Capitalware, or the original authors of any of these programs will be NOT be held responsible for any damage to data or programs.
When you browse a dataset with this utility, column 1 will be included.
Batch is a rexx program that will submit JCL to run another rexx program in batch.
www.capitalware.biz /sample_os390.html   (252 words)

 Programming Manuals and Tutorials: Mainframe Utility Programs. Idcams, Syncsort, Crystal Reports. Mainframe Utilities ...
OS/390 Utilities: Iebcopy, Iebgener, Iebupdte, Iehinitt, Iehlist LISTVTOC IBM
IBM DFSORT Tutorial some interesting things you can do with DFSORT.
Mainframe Utilities Tutorials and Manuals, manuals on IDCAMS DFSORT SDSF EZ Trieve Easytrieve(R) Manual Programmers' Guide Crystal Reports Tutorials Focus Tutorial.
www.theamericanprogrammer.com /programming/manuals.utilities.shtml   (205 words)

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