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Presentations at SHARE St Louis, August 2018

Circle Software’s Ezriel Gross has consistently won awards for his ability to distill advanced concepts into engaging and entertaining presentations infused with expert insights. This August, at the SHARE St Louis conference, Ezriel will be presenting on the following topics:

CICS Internals: An Introduction

Thursday, August 16, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Room 223
Session Number: 22744

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Although CICS is more stable and reliable today than it ever was before, when something goes wrong, a basic knowledge of internals can help resolve problems in a timely fashion. This session will cover the basic structure of CICS in its current release. The session will cover topics including Domain Architecture, Domain gate calls and Kernel linkage. It will also examine some basic control blocks for some of the most important domains and the data contained within.

Introduction to CICS for the Non-CICS Specialist

Monday, August 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Room 100
Session Number: 22745

CICS Introduction01 Presentations at SHARE St Louis, August 2018

So you are a z/OS or DB2 system administrator (system programmer) and quite familiar with your area of expertise.  However, you are constantly working with those CICS (pronounced “Kicks”) system administrators and wonder what this CICS thing is.  Well then this is the session for you.  In one short hour, we will provide an overview of CICS terminology and functionality, how it fits into the z/OS world, plus how it interfaces to other subsystems like Db2 and MQ.  Come prepared to gain a lot of information in a very short period of time.

Managing CICS Performance and Configuration using CICS PA and CM

Wednesday, August 15, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: Room 223
Session Number: 23543

ManagingPerf CMPA01 Presentations at SHARE St Louis, August 2018

CICS IT service management tools continue to support the CICS Transaction Server journey.  CICS tools such as CICS Performance Analyzer and CICS Configuration Manager continue to provide new capabilities and vitality in support of CICS TS. This session will highlight some of the product features as well as discuss many of the new capabilities delivered in the most recent releases.

CICS Liberty Profile: Java on the Mainframe in Sixty Minutes

Monday, August 13, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: Room 223
Session Number: 23579

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It’s a no brainer. Write it in Java and you can run it on a specialty processor. Run it on a specialty processor and you can save yourself a lot of money. In this presentation we will cut through to the heart of the matter and give you easy to follow but detailed step-by-step instructions on how to write your first Java program running inside of the CICS Liberty profile. We will show you how to navigate the Eclipse environment, tell you all about JCICS, logging, and the CICS internal trace, and show you where to look on the mainframe when things go wrong.

Training Courses

Need to take your CICS skills to the next level? See Circle Software’s 2018 training catalog or contact us for more details.