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 …

Calling a Web Service From the Mainframe

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge pioneered the use of JavaScript on the mainframe. As a result, its reputation is now firmly established as the company that helps enterprises create CICS web services. Enterprises are still learning that the fastest, most robust means of integrating legacy CICS applications – or modernizing them – is through creating CICS web services. They are easy to develop, fast …

Using Postman for Testing Web Services

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

When the HostBridge Service Test was developed about 8 years ago there weren’t many tools for quickly and easily testing web services. The tools that did exist were expensive.  Service Test let you test your services via a web page.  It formatted your XML output and fetched any associated debug output in a separate tab.  It also allowed you to …

How to Create CICS Web Services with JavaScript

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

How do you create a CICS web service? How long does it take, and how difficult is it? Using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine, it is easy, and as this web demonstration recording shows, it can take less than an hour to create a new CICS web service from scratch. Watch and learn In this recording, James Alexander, the HostBridge director …