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Pandora-Box

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: 5 years from now in Mainframes
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Hi all,

What could be possible features of enhancements and oppurtunities and improvements that could happen in Mainframes 5 years from now

I believe there still will be demand for mainframe atleast for next 5 to 10 years

Can anyone please throw some light?
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: 5 years from now in Mainframes
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useless speculation! icon_rolleyes.gif

look at -5 and -10 and make Your own considerations ..


hint ... NOT THE REAL figures but to make You consider the pattern / trend

1990 something rated at performance indicator x
2000 the same thing is rated at performance 2x
2005 the same thing is rated at performance 4x
2006 ??

note how to double the previous indicator did not take 10 years
it took just five

I had somewhere the links to some documents analyzing the trend for
cpu speed, dasd capacity VS <space>, and some other IT things
sadly when I changed my computer I forgot to carry everything along
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply to: 5 years from now in Mainframes
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follow on
and anyway it just a NAME calling issue
whatever the thing will be called there will always be the need for ...
system programmers
storage experts
network experts
application developers
...
...
...

the <iron> will be different, the tools will be different but overall the same professional profiles will be needed
and probably/certainly more professional profiles will spring up
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Enrico

Hope there are some <iron> for me where I can get attracted too icon_smile.gif
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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Hope there are some <iron> for me where I can get attracted too
In addition to what Peter has provided, there are some rather powerful, portable magnets . . . icon_wink.gif

As far as IT, i suspect you won't need so much contact with the "iron" as with the stuff that runs on it . . .

I also suspect that much of what we do will be around for a long time. No matter where hosted, all of the existing applications will continue to run so the code, databases, jcl, utilities, etc will need to continue to be developed/supported. Last i heard there were several billion lines of COBOL code alone running in production . . .

One of the predictions from the 90's i still believe in is that working with databases, storage issues, security, and networking will be here forever - mechanics may(will) change, but these will surely be here.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject:
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I think increased integration with the mobile platforms is coming.

I think the migration from server farms to mainframes will continue.

I think more IDEs will be modified to work with mainframe databases.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject:
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What do you reckon? Native GUI and mouse support? ISPF with a mouse - nice!
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject:
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Nic Clouston wrote:
What do you reckon? Native GUI and mouse support? ISPF with a mouse - nice!

Why bother, when the extinction of the mouse is threatened in the toy computer world?
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject:
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Nic Clouston wrote:
What do you reckon? Native GUI and mouse support? ISPF with a mouse - nice!
If your emulator supports it and your panels have point-and-shoot fields, you can do a lot of mousing in ISPF already.
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Ed Goodman

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Nah, I see something similar to RDz, but with tighter integration. You open files, compile from the menu bar, set up JCL and execute it from the menu bar. Just like deploying a Java program and testing it in Eclipse.

I think RDz uses something like the FTP JES interface now, and it's more of a text pipe.
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RDz is fun. Possibly some app. for smart-phones is in order too.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject:
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How about the IBM manuals in an e-reader format. I might then be tempted to buy one for a legitimate reason!
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