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z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
z/Ware 2.0 Features Overview
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  • 1. z/Ware 2.0 Update Overview “What’s New” illustro Systems International LLC
  • 2. Goals for z/Ware 2.0
    • Open up the mainframe data to new request types and request sources
      • Expand z/Ware to support more than 3270 online applications
      • Accept requests from sources other than browsers and off-platform programs
    • Redesign the system to more easily accept new features and functions
  • 3. The Result
    • Easy Internet-enablement for your mainframe applications
      • 3270 applications
      • Non-3270 CICS applications
      • Batch applications
    • Provides both Server and Client functionally
      • HTTP & SOAP Server
      • HTTP, Web Services and TN3270 Client
  • 4. Server Facilities
    • Server Requests Accepted from:
      • Browser clients for HTML applications
      • User written programs
        • Off-platform programs (.Net, JAVA) using TCP/IP and HTTP
        • Mainframe programs running on same system using local API
          • No TCP/IP required
  • 5. Server Facilities…
    • Data formats retuned by a Server request
      • Templates allow dynamic combination of variable data with constant data
      • Document facility allows user creation of documents in storage to be returned from the request
        • HTML
        • XML
        • Any other text data format
  • 6. Client Facilities
    • Client Requests
      • Any request type sent to external HTTP Servers with response data returned
        • Send data to a remote server (orders, reports)
        • Request data from the remote server (inquiry, SQL database lookup)
      • Web Service requests to external SOAP Servers with response data returned
  • 7. User Coded Scripts
    • Free-form simple statements
      • Data manipulation
      • Logic flow
      • User variable assignments
    • Stored as library members and loaded into storage at startup or by operator command
    • Utilized in several ways
      • Web Screen customization for 3270
      • COMMAREA Events
      • Standalone
  • 8. 3270 Applications
    • Web-enable any 3270 application
      • CICS and non-CICS applications
      • No program changes required
      • Automatic 3270 to HTML conversion
      • Complete page redesign and navigation redesign
      • Use any HTML editor tool to develop templates
      • Web 2.0 (AJAX) techniques can be used
  • 9.  
  • 10. Customer Prototypes Clickable Sort Page through data
  • 11. Customer Prototypes Data behind tabs
  • 12. CICS COMMAREA Applications
    • Non-3270 interface
    • Direct program invocation by server
      • Called by script
      • COMMAREA built by script and passed
      • Updated COMMAREA returned to script
    • COMMAREA Event invoked by CICS app
      • Server receives passed COMMAREA
      • Executed script logic updates COMMAREA
      • Server returns updated COMMAREA to CICS
  • 13.  
  • 14. Batch Applications
    • Local system API
      • Extends COMMAREA Event support to batch applications
      • Executed script updates COMMAREA
      • Updated COMMAREA returned to batch program
    • REXX interface for quick and Easy implementation
    • No TCP/IP or Sockets programming
  • 15. Twitter Example
    • Fun but practical example of the capabilities of z/Ware
    • Sends system status updates to the social networking site Twitter from batch jobs
    • Implemented in JCL using the REXX interface
  • 16. Twitter Example
    • COMMAREA Event from batch API sends HTTP requests to twitter.com using their REST API
    • To monitor the status of your system in Twitter terminology:
      • “ follow your mainframe” on your cell phone
    • Sends “Tweets” to the Twitter user id zmainframe
  • 17.  
  • 18. Wrap Up
    • Easy Internet-enablement of all your mainframe applications
    • z/Ware 2.0 is available now on the illustro web site
      • http://illustro.com/downloads
    • More to come in newer releases, let us know what you need

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