Happy Birthday, CICS!

Happy Birthday, CICS!

In 1969, I remember getting my first pair of glasses as a third grader. I also vividly remember thinking that I could not imagine being an adult or how much the world would change in the next 50 years. I was young and I had my whole life ahead of me. Now 50 years...
What to Consider Before API-Enabling the Mainframe

What to Consider Before API-Enabling the Mainframe

The idea of integrating the mainframe more widely is not new; it has gone through numerous iterations including messaging middleware, ESBs and SOA before arriving at APIs. The lessons learned can drastically shortcut the effort to API-enable the mainframe while...
CICS for the Modern Age

CICS for the Modern Age

Just six months ago in December 2015, CICS made its latest stable release debut (CICS V5.3), 47 years after its initial release. Despite its mature age, CICS, or the Customer Information Control System, is better than ever, according to Glenn Schneck, senior solutions...