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Presentations by Ezriel Gross at SHARE Sacramento 2018

logo21 Presentations by Ezriel Gross at SHARE Sacramento 2018

Circle Software’s Ezriel Gross is presenting on no less than FIVE topics at this year’s SHARE conference in Sacramento. There’s something for everyone in this lineup. Take a look:

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Ezriel receiving the Best of the Best award for CICS Internals at SHARE Providence 2017

Introduction to CICS for the Non-CICS Specialist

Monday, March 12, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: Hyatt – Regency A
Session Number: 22563

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.

CICS Liberty Profile: Java on the Mainframe in Sixty Minutes

Monday, March 12, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Room: Hyatt – Regency A
Session Number: 22211

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.

Tuning CICS with CICS Performance Analyzer

Monday, March 12, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Room: Hyatt – Regency A
Session Number: 21896

In today’s world of ever-expanding costs, pressure to reduce expenditure and lack of skilled resources, tuning CICS is more critical than ever. This session introduces IBM’s premier CICS tuning product, CICS Performance Analyzer, describes the functions and features of this product, and present a number of real world situations where the product greatly reduces the cost and effort to solve performance issues.

Profiling a CICS Transaction Using Trace

Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   
Room: Hyatt – Regency A   
Session Number: 22157

The CICS Trace allows you to see the CICS commands executed by programs. It can be an invaluable tool when trying to solve application problems in a production environment, and for catching problems before application updates make it into production. This presentation will show you how to produce and collect trace. It will show what is collected based on your settings and explain how to read it. The presentation will finish with a demonstration on how to profile a real liberty Java application linking to legacy COBOL using only the internal trace.

CICS Internals: An Introduction

Wednesday, March 14, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Room: Hyatt – Regency A
Session Number: 21895

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.

An interview with Ezriel Gross

Visit the link below for an in-depth interview with SHARE organizers and more information about the sessions. We hope to see you there!

SHARE Sacramento: Previewing CICS Technical Sessions with Ezriel Gross

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