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Websphere Application Server - Now An Essential Part of z/OS
Planet Mainframe, Apr 2021
Node.js on z/OS: How Real Is It?
TechChannel, May 2021
Sysplex For Resilience: More Than Just Systems
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2020
Batching CICS Syncpoints for Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2021
Disaster Recovery in Depth: More than Offsite Recovery
LongEx Quarterly, May 2019
Refresher: Syncpoints and Units of Work
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2021
Open Source and Mainframes: A Good Idea, or Craziness?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2019
Adventures with Resilience: Looking at Resilience As An External Consultant
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2020
A Beginners Guide to Exits
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2018
Let's Just Agree to Stop All Space Errors
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2020
What is EAL, And Is It Any Use?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2018
Accessing Open VSAM: Is It Ever a Good Idea?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2020
A Different Set of Goalposts for Application MQ Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2018
Is It Crazy To Read a VSAM Dataset Open in CICS?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2020
Can DevOps Work With The Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2017
Do Your CICS/VSAM Datasets Have Full Read Integrity?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2020
Why I Like DevOps: A Hypothetical
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2017
Get More Resilience From a CICSPlex
LongEx Quarterly, May 2020
Capping: Its Really Not That Bad
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2017
Converting CICS/VSAM to RLS: Five Issues We Found
LongEx Quarterly, May 2020
Where Do You Find Mainframe Information?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2017
In-Order Delivery, MQ and Queue Sharing Groups
LongEx Quarterly, May 2020
How to Measure Reliability
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
Implementing CICS/VSAM RLS: How We Did It
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2020
How Much Do Abends Really Cost?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
Comparing CICS/VSAM Performance With and Without RLS
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2020
Who Still Makes Mainframe Disk?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
Why Convert CICS/VSAM to CICS/Db2?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2019
The Best Mainframe DASD and Dataset Innovations
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
Finding Unused CICS/VSAM Datasets: Maybe Not That Simple
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2019
Eight Ways Chargeback Can Save Your Mainframe Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
VSAM: Why Don't We Use Half-Track CI Sizes?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2019
How Fast is Your Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
Load Library Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2019
A Five-Minute Guide to Monitors
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
RECFM=U: What Exactly Is It?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2019
How Good is Your Existing Code?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
Monitoring and Tuning Load Modules and Libraries
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2019
Is Five Nines Availability Possible, or Even Needed?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
Improving REXX Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2019
The Logistics of Output: Report and Output Management Products
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Exits: My Five Best Practices
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2018
What to Do With AFP
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Do We Really Need Systems Automation Software?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2018
Why Are You Tuning?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Do We Really Need Automated Job Scheduling Software?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2018
Program Objects - Replacing Load Modules At Your Site Soon
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
Mainframe Security From the Inside
LongEx Quarterly, May 2018
What TADz Can and Cannot Do
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Practical Uses for MQ SMF Data
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2018
Software Products to Help Your Batch
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
Is Continuous Delivery a Good Idea?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2018
Do You Still Need Assembler Skills?
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
How to Implement Capping Without Pain
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2017
How Many Software Products Are There?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Converting CPU seconds to MSUs and MIPS
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2017
Savings Options for Usage Based Mainframe Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
The Right Documentation
LongEx Quarterly, May 2017
Mainframe Software Pricing
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Can You Trust What You Read?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2017
What To Do When You Lose the Source
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
Five Things That Stopped or Crashed z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
Five Minute Guide to Omegamon
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
Ten Ways IPCS Can Be Used As a Monitor
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
How Has IBM Simplified the Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
DASD Mirroring Part 3: Putting a Solution Together
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
How to Get Rid of that Mainframe Software Product
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
Disk Mirroring Part 2: Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
The Second Hand Mainframe Market
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
Disk Mirroring Part 1: A Review of XRC, PPRC and Friends
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
Exactly How Big Is Your Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
SMT and Other Things to Hurt Your Chargeback
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
Goodbye 3745: The End of the Communications Controller?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
How to Use RNI
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
So How Are the Other Mainframes Doing?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
Monitoring by Sampling
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
Mainframes: Where Are They Now?
ACS InformationAge, Oct-Dec 2010 (PDF 600k)
How to Check If You Have The Right Source
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
Is This The End of Tape?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Five z/OS Problem Prevention and Analysis Tools You Probably Are Not Using
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
Nine Ways to Get More From an Outsourcing Arrangement
LongEx Quarterly, May 2010
Do You Still Need PSF?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Mainframe Products for Monitoring Composite Applications
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
Limiting the Damage from Loops and Spikes
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Is It Too Hard to Audit z/OS?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
Tracking Software and Module Usage Without TADz
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
Oracle Database Abandons z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
Find Out More About Your Load Module
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Become a Mainframe Rembrandt
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009
Why Your Batch is Running Slow
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
Ten Ways to Reduce Your Mainframe Software Licensing Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2009
Eight Ways to Improve Your Assembler Programs
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
What Exactly is SOA?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2008
Learning Assembler: Where Do You Start?
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
How to Find the Software You Have
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Working With Large Quantities of SMF Records
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
Using SMF Records to Identify High CPU Consumers
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Assembler Disassemblers
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
z/OS Tracing for Beginners
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
Lost in Translation Part 3: Converting Between Codepages
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
Lost in Translation Part 2: ASCII and EBCDIC on z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
Lost in Translation Part 1: EBCDIC Code Pages
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
How to Get System Information Without Being a Systems Programmer
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
Squeeze Information From a Catalog
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
Pimp Up z/OS With USS for Free
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
Understanding Reentrant Programming
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Cross Memory Communications for Beginners
LongEx Quarterly, May 2010
The Challenges Monitoring Composite Applications
CMG MeasureIT, Feb 2010
The Basics about ITM
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
A Sample z/OS Disaster Recovery Plan
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
How to Call HLASM from Java
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
Why You Need a One-Pack System
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009
Control Blocks for Beginners Pt 2
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2009
Control Blocks for Beginners Pt 1
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2008
Crossing the Border - Programming between native z/OS and z/OS UNIX
IBM DeveloperWorks, Sep 2008 (PDF 58k)
Opinion Presentations and White Papers
What Is Mainframe Modernisation, And Should We Care?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2021
The Problems with RLS: A User Experience Implementing VSAM RLS and CICS
Share Virtual, Feb 2021
Should Mainframe Modernisation Include COBOL Retirement?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2021
CICSPlex From Scratch: A User Experience Moving CICS Applications to CICSPlex
Share Fort Worth, Feb 2020
Five Ways I'd Modernise My Mainframe
LongEx Quarterly, May 2021
Using Compuware Strobe to Save CPU: 4 Real-life Cases from the Files of CPT Global (with Compuware and CPT Global)
Compuware Webinar, Dec 2016
We Can't Have Resilience Without Attitude, Ability and Assets
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2021
You Can't Win Them All: CPU Reduction Ideas That Did and Didn't Work
Share Atlanta, Aug 2016
Can Patrolling of Source Code Improve Resilience?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2020
What Does a Mainframe Consultant Do?
ECC Poughkeepsie, Jun 2016
Reliability is in the Details
LongEx Quarterly, May 2019
When Should You Hire a Mainframe Systems Consultant?
Longpela Expertise Whitepaper, Sep 2009
Commitment Issues, And How They Risk Your Legacy Applications
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2019
Six Ways to Keep Your Mainframe Staff
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2019
Should We Package All Exits Using SMP/E?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2018
Is Your Message Automation Current? (Probably not)
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2018
No, Your z/OS Isn't That Secure
LongEx Quarterly, May 2018
Do We Need All These DevOps Tools?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2017
Reliability and Resilience: Only Important After Outages?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
Why You Should Let Your ML1 Go
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
Yep, DASD Performance is Still Important
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
Can Chargeback Invoices Help Win Over Your Business Units?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
A Reason To Love z/OS: Recording
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
How Much Monitoring Do You Need?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
Why Don't We Use Source Metrics?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
Seven Best Practices for z/OS Availability
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
Stop Firefighting and Start Tuning
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Are IBM Mainframes Really Backward Compatible?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
Better Manage Your Load Modules
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Why I Love Batch
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
The End of Mainframe-Only Software
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Do We Really Need to Compress Datasets?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
Why Get an Expert to Look at Your Bill?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Who Needs Quality Staff?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
Why You Don't Need a z/OS Monitor
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
Does the z/OS Management Facility Match the Hype?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
A Consulting Example: Reducing CPU Consumption
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
The Case for a Fresh Technical Opinion
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
Is there a Mainframe Skills Shortage?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
Why Do We Keep Our Software Up to Date?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
Who Bridges the Gap?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
How to Move Off the Mainframe: A Mainframe Perspective
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Mentoring as a Technical Training Solution
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
How Much Do Architects Need to Know About Mainframes?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
z/OS vs UNIX - Which Comes Out the Winner?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
Why Can't Vendors Write in English?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009

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