IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer (CICS IA) for z/OS is a run-time productivity tool for CICS TS (CICS Transaction Server) that can be used for dynamic application analysis. It acts as a Discovery Tool and captures application information while CICS is running, and hence identifies resource interdependencies & affinities (like ENQ/DEQ, TSQUEUE, CWA etc) within the CICS system, relationships between resources (like CICS transactions, programs, files, TDQs, TSQs, Web-services, DB2 tables, views etc), & the environment on which they run.
IBM Business Developer provides built-in service constructs and a facility for service generation, allowing business-oriented developers to create service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications without extensive training. It creates Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) services, automates generation of web services from EGL and deploys EGL to IBM CICS® servers, IBM IMS™ (Information Management System) and the IBM i platform. It allows developers to leverage existing development skills by working within the familiar Eclipse-based environment.
Have you seen the news regarding IBM / HCL IP partnership (“A partnership for growth and innovation”)? It’s very important to accurately understand the strategic intent of this partnership. Some key takeaways from the original announcements:
Interesting time with endless list of innovations made possible on the arguably most scalable, secure and reliable platform today - ranging from APIs, Blockchain, Cloud computing, encryption, machine learning to decades old COBOL batch processing. That is IBM Z mainframe servers.