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 …

Guide to Creating CICS Web Services

In How-to, Letters from the Trenches, 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 …

Using Postman for Testing Web Services

In How-to, Letters from the Trenches 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 …