Monday, August 25, 2008

The New Face of CICS

Here's another announcement from IBM for a product that should come available in Q4 2008 : 'Statement of direction: IBM CICS Explorer, the new face of CICS (ZA08-0185). The function should first become available to current releases of CICS TS as a SupportPac. It should become the new face of CICS or "Integration point for CICS tooling with rich CICS views, data, methods". You can find a brief description of it on the CICS Explorer page :
  • Common, intuitive, Eclipse-based environment for architects, developers, administrators, system programmers, and operators
  • Task-oriented views provide integrated access to broad range of data and control capabilities
  • Powerful, context-sensitive resource editors
  • Also packaged with Rational Developer for System z
  • Integration point for CICS TS, CICS Tools, CICS TG, PD Tools, and Rational Tools
  • Extensible by ISVs, SIs, and customers
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, V3.2. CICSPlex SM WUI server required for CICS resource views
Of course also The Master Terminal mentions this and there's a reference to the CICS Portfolio e-newsletter.

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