Guide to Creating CICS Web Services

In White papers by Jerry Rackley

Because CICS applications continue to run many, core business processes in the enterprise, there’s a need to integrate them with cloud, web, mobile or other middle-tier applications. HostBridge has a new guide to help you learn how to accomplish these integrations by creating CICS web services. Using JavaScript to make these applications accessible via an API or service has become the …

Screen scraper, pseudo-screen scraper, super-screen scraper, or what?

In Strategy by Ferrel Johnson

It’s a good idea to periodically ask customers how we’re doing, and what value they are getting from HostBridge. Even though we’ve been helping companies integrate and modernize CICS applications for almost 20 years, requirements and priorities can change. We brought an outside marketing researcher to do some Voice of the Customer (VOC) research learn how customers get value from …

Conducting a HostBridge Pilot

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

For organizations with CICS applications, a HostBridge pilot is as risk-free an endeavor as you’ll find in the world of enterprise software. The reason is simple: the HostBridge team helps prospective customers install, test, and implement HostBridge via a pilot program before licensing it. Through a program called the Pilot Application Workshop (PAW), prospective customers can thoroughly test HostBridge without …

Enterprise Architects’ Perspective on CICS Integration

In Case studies, How-to by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team regularly works with Enterprise, IT, Solutions, and Systems Architects on projects to integrate CICS applications with new apps they are developing for the cloud, web, or mobile platforms. We’ve collected feedback from many of them about how they use the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) to facilitate integration through the creation of CICS web services. Presented here is …

Redis on the IBM Mainframe

In Products by Jerry Rackley

Until recently, Redis ran on every known computing platform and operating system except one: the IBM mainframe under z/OS. HostBridge Redis for z/OS was developed to cover this “last mile” between the off-host universe of Redis and the mainframe. You can now put Redis on the mainframe. It’s easy, and for the 32-bit version, it’s free. There are some applications …