Category Archives: Education

SHARE CICS Sessions in Seattle

On the CICS-L listserv today, Steve Ware posted the “prime time” sessions that will be presented at SHARE March 14-18 in Seattle:

CICS Project Opening and Product Update
CICS Transaction Server 4.1 - A Technical Overview
CICS Event Processing in Practice
CICS Performance Tuning Primer - SIT Parameters
IBM CICS Explorer Progress Report - User Experience and What's New
Web Services in CICS - Beyond the Basics
CICS Performance Management Best Practices
CICS Extreme Debugging - Hangs and Loops
CICS-MQ Update
CICSPlex SM: What is it and Why do I Care?
Planning your CICS TS V4.1 Upgrade
Solving Problems using CICS Trace
CICS Hands-on Lab: Exploring CICS TS V4.1
CICS Transaction Server V4.1 Performance Health Check
TCP/IP Directions for CICS Interconnectivity
CICS and Web 2.0 - End to End Development
CICS and WAS on z/OS -- New Integration Capabilities
Tuning CICSPlex SM for maximum responsiveness
Tuning: Handling Limit Conditions in CICS
Developing and Debugging Java Applications in CICS
CICS Nuts & Bolts and Gotchas, Question Box and Pot Luck - Oh My!

Steve is the project manager of the SHARE CICS Project. He has posted a PDF of the Seattle CICS schedule that you can use to help schedule your week if you plan to attend. Be there if you can! SHARE gives the experienced systems programmer the best bang for their education buck.

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SHARE in Seattle

Don’t forget that the next SHARE conference is coming up fast (March 14-18), and early bird discounted registration ends January 22. There are always great CICS sessions at SHARE, presented by both IBM developers and fellow sysprogs sharing their experiences. I attended SHARE in Seattle in 2006, and it is a nice setting – highly recommended if you can attend. If you can’t attend because your employer won’t let you go, be sure to check out the page on building a case to attend SHARE on the SHARE web site.

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Learn About How to Develop CICS Web Service Applications

IBM has a free webcast coming up next week that would appear to have some great information for those that have not delved into the world of web services yet. Paul Cooper’s presentation will include an overview of CICS web services, an introduction to using RD/z (IBM’s Rational Developer for System/z), and some best practices.

The webcast starts at 11 am EDT on September 22. This is just part one of a two part series … While Part One covers developing CICS web service applications, Part Two will be exactly one week later, in which Nigel Williams will share details regarding deploying CICS web services.

CICS Web Services Development – 11 am EDT, September 22, 2009

CICS Web Services Deployment – 11 am EDT, September 29, 2009

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