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A Software Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in IBM CICS Transaction Server

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 22 December 2014, updated 21 January 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440256
ISBN-13: 9780738440255
IBM Form #: SG24-8225-00

Authors: Rufus Credle, George Burgess, Paul Cooper, Mark Hiscock, Mark Hollands, Mitch Johnson, Subhajit Maitra, Geoffrey Pirie and Bei Chun Zhou

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    This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System z® New Application License Charges (zNALC) pricing structure and provides examples of zNALC workload scenarios. It describes the products that can be run on a zNALC logical partition (LPAR), reasons to consider such an implementation, and covers the following topics:

    • Using the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile to host applications within an IBM CICS® environment and how it interacts with CICS applications and resources
    • Security technologies available to applications that are hosted within a WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile in CICS
    • How to implement modern presentation in CICS with a CICS Liberty Java virtual machine (JVM) server
    • How to share scenarios to develop Liberty JVM applications to gain benefits from IBM CICS Transaction Server for IBM z/OS® Value Unit Edition
    • Considerations when using mobile devices to interact with CICS applications and explains specific CICS technologies for connecting mobile devices by using the z/OS Value Unit Edition
    • How IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS runs in the transaction server to provide decision management services for CICS COBOL and PL/I applications
    • Installing the CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) Feature Pack for Modern Batch to enable the IBM WebSphere® batch environment to schedule and manage batch applications in CICS

    This book also covers what is commonly referred to as plain old Java objects (POJOs). The Java virtual machine (JVM) server is a full-fledged JVM that includes support for Open Service Gateway initiative (OSGi) bundles. It can be used to host open source Java frameworks and does just about anything you want to do with Java on the mainframe. POJO applications can also qualify for deployment using the Value Unit Edition. Read about how to configure and deploy them in this companion Redbooks publication:

    IBM CICS and the JVM server: Developing and Deploying Java Applications, SG24-8038

    Examples of POJOs are terminal-initiated transactions, CICS web support, web services, requests received via IP CICS sockets, and messages coming in via IBM WebSphere MQ messaging software.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. New workloads on the mainframe

    Chapter 1. Mainframe workload pricing

    Part 2. Liberty profile and CICS

    Chapter 2. Introduction to the Liberty JVM server

    Chapter 3. Using CICS Liberty JVM servers to develop application interfaces

    Chapter 4. Porting JEE applications to a CICS Liberty JVM server

    Part 3. Mobile devices

    Chapter 5. Connecting mobile devices to CICS Transaction Server

    Chapter 6. Mobile devices and CICS Liberty JVM server

    Chapter 7. Mobile devices and CICS TS Java

    Part 4. IBM Operational Decision Manager

    Chapter 8. Decision management integrated in IBM CICS Transaction Server

    Chapter 9. Implementing decision management in CICS TS

    Part 5. Modern Batch feature

    Chapter 10. Modern batch workloads

    Chapter 11. Modern batch use scenario


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