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In Performance, Strategy by James Alexander

The second law of Thermodynamics states: “The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.” This law applies not only to mechanical, but software systems as well. However you define entropy – disorder, chaos, inefficiency – it’s just as harmful to software as hardware systems. This law is …

Can JavaScript Help Mitigate the COBOL Skills Shortage?

In Strategy by Russ Teubner

Editors note: We shared last week’s blog post, “Creating CICS APIs with HostBridge Mitigates COBOL Skills Shortage for one of Nation’s Largest Banks” through our social media. It elicited this comment from a reader: “Using the technique documented here I do not understand how it solves the problem where a COBOL statement is coded incorrectly. Someone must change the program, …

Creating CICS APIs with HostBridge Mitigates COBOL Skills Shortage for one of Nation’s Largest Banks

In Case studies, How-to by Jerry Rackley

Wanted: COBOL Programmers The demand for programmers that know COBOL, a decades-old programming language in which many mission-critical applications were written, is reaching new heights. In April 2020, the Governor of New Jersey put out a plea for COBOL programmers to help the state update its unemployment processing application. Other public and private-sector organizations are clamoring for COBOL skills as …

An Integration Analytics Primer

In Hybrid IT, Performance by Jerry Rackley

Enterprises that run core business applications on mainframes have, for decades, integrated those applications. Today’s normal is for the mainframe to function as a key part of a hybrid IT environment. The first challenge enterprises face is how to complete these integrations. When integrations are complete, a new challenge emerges: understanding how these integrated, hybrid applications are performing. It’s often …

Letter to the HostBridge Community about COVID-19

In Strategy by Russ Teubner

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be our new reality, HostBridge is proactively working with its clients and employees. We are adhering to recommended protocols for keeping everyone safe. We have also given much thought to how we can help, as many of you are sending employees home, and your customers are staying away. The COVID-19 situation is disrupting many …