Try a Live CICS API Now

In How-to, Hybrid IT, Modernization by Jerry Rackley

How well does an API strategy work for modernizing or making CICS applications participate in the hybrid cloud? Find out right now by testing it from your browser. You can invoke a real, live CICS API simply by clicking on this URL: http://demo.hostbridge.com/hbscript/traderS After clicking the demo link, you’ll see something like this on your screen: This browser screen contains the JSON output …

Using a Shortest Path Algorithm for CICS Integration

In How-to, Letters from the Trenches by James Alexander

One of the challenges of integrating 3270 screen-based CICS applications is the complexity of screen navigations. These applications were originally developed for human operators at a terminal. Completing a business process often required an operator to step through a complex sequence of screens. The HostBridge technical team has seen CICS applications that require extensive user training. Using these applications could …

Integrating Screen-Based CICS Applications: UI versus API

In How-to, Hybrid IT, Strategy by Russ Teubner

The introduction of CICS in 1969 began a transaction processing revolution, the impact of which is still felt today. Mainframe applications written decades ago continue to deliver value and reliability at scale. Indeed, many of the largest enterprises in the world still rely on CICS to run their core business applications. The IT industry often refers to these as “legacy” …

Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration

In Case studies, How-to, Mainframe RPA by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge, in conjunction with Element Blue, has published the Guide to UiPathTM Mainframe Integration. This free resource is for UiPath users who use or plan to use RPA within an IBM Z System environment. We wrote this technical, “how-to” guide for RPA programmers, enterprise IT architects, and system administrators. The guide shares how to use RESTful HTTP services rather than …

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 …