Teaching Old CICS Apps New Tricks

In Case studies, How-to, Performance by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently spent time working onsite with a global financial services company. The purpose of the engagement was to accomplish three different but equally important goals related to making CICS applications available while remaining sensitive to performance and CPU cycle usage: Reduce CPU consumption from high volume CICS socket I/O Identify other performance issues with these high-volume CICS …

Orchestrating CICS Transactions with JavaScript

In How-to, Videos by Jerry Rackley

Suppose you need to go to the store to pick up a dozen items. Most of us would make one trip, grab all 12 items, and return home. Imagine then, the inefficiency of making 12 separate trips to the store to pick up your items one at a time! It’s absurd to think that anyone would do that. Who has …

HostBridge Technical Q & A

In How-to by James Alexander

I recently presented a webinar that was hosted by IBM Systems Media: “Making CICS Applications Available as Web Services“. It was a technical, how-to presentation where I spent most of the hour doing a live build of a web service to expose a CICS application. If you have a need to make your CICS applications available in this way, or …

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 …