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Bhaskar Mohanta

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:45 am    Post subject: Mainframe future scope
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I have just enterd into the environment of mainframe. it feels very secure and powerful but what is its future when at present the java and .net technologies are coming into the picture in awidespread manner due to its easy interface. what chances does mainframe stand in front of them. will the java/.net eventually wipe out the mainframe.?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Mainframe future scope
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z-series is important future for mainframe
it widedthe mainframe scope in the future
it gives new look to the old mainfram environment.
it is compatible with any language
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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at present the java and .net technologies are coming into the picture in awidespread manner due to its easy interface. what chances does mainframe stand in front of them
From my perspective all of the java, .NET, and Vusual "whatever" tools provide a "new" way to implement presentation software (that which the business users see).

They do not deal with infrastructure issues. The "backend" needs to be dependable and maintainable and recoverable. These features have been the norm on the mainframe for decades. Java and .NET are not currently addressing these needs - and personally, i see no reason for them to do so.

While much of the new methods get the most "ink", the solid back-end systems will be around for a long time.
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Earl

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject:
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I agreed with Dick,

We should all take note: There is a new "buzz" in the industry::
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

From the articles I have read, there are many SOA analysts predicting the need for Presentation Software to communicate with" Mainframe
Batch processes.

This will lead to many sites, looking at new ways to modernize
their Batch Processing, including the ability to communicate directly
from a Batch COBOL program with CICS transactions and/or data
resources.

I'm looking forward to when SOA really takes hold, it will create
a demand for COBOL programmers (Batch and CICS)
to revisit some old code and turn them into full Mainframe integrated Services, WITHOUT changing the Business logic.

Could be, SOA will keep COBOL'er's busy for many years to come..






By the way, from a Mainframe perspective, it is possible for
COBOL programs to deliver XML documents that can be consumed
java, .Net and "whatever" for final presentation.
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Bhaskar Mohanta

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply to: Mainframe future scope
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Well that certainly is pleasant to hear the notion that mainframe is here for a long time. It really solved the query for the time being..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Mainframe future scope
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Bhaskar Mohanta wrote:
Will the java/.net eventually wipe out the mainframe?
Hmmmm the successor (Ruby?) of java/.NET will wipe out java/.NET before the last mainframe is recycled.

In our trade it is a not easy to recognise the hype's. I do not think java is a hype. I am sure that mainframe is not a hype!
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