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Architect's Guide to IBM CICS on System z

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 20 November 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738437441
ISBN-13: 9780738437446
IBM Form #: SG24-8067-00

Authors: Phil Wakelin, Ahmed Farrag, Steve Hobson, Manuel Jaen, Tommy Joergensen and Thiago Rotta

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    IBM® CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS) has been available in various guises for over 40 years, and continues to be one of the most widely used pieces of commercial software. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps application architects discover the value of CICS Transaction Server to their business.

    This book can help architects understand the value and capabilities of CICS Transaction Server and the CICS tools portfolio. The book also provides detailed guidance on the leading practices for designing and integrating CICS applications within an enterprise, and the patterns and techniques you can use to create CICS systems that provide the qualities of service that your business requires.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Why CICS

    Chapter 1. Business value of CICS

    Chapter 2. CICS capabilities

    Part 2. Developing CICS applications

    Chapter 3. CICS application architecture

    Chapter 4. CICS application modernization

    Chapter 5. Application development lifecycle

    Chapter 6. Exploring the CICS development tools

    Part 3. CICS system design

    Chapter 7. High availability and continuous operation

    Chapter 8. Scalability and workload management

    Chapter 9. Security and auditing

    Part 4. Appendix and related publications

    Appendix A. Supported standards


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