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Category Archives: James Gill

Jenkins and z/OS

Published April 2nd, 2019 - by

Introduction DevOps has been a driving force in accelerated development delivery and improved quality outcomes for a few years now. Our mid-range colleagues have been championing this approach for a while, and there’s lots of good reasons why the mainframe teams should be picking this up and running with it as well: Code quality verification Continue Reading

Using ansible to Setup Port Forwarding

Published February 22nd, 2019 - by

Introduction In its simplest form, ansible is a Python derived automation scripting tool, commonly used to install, configure and manage servers and services. It has a huge collection of modules available out of the box to support management of a wide variety of tasks. In this blog, we’re going to talk about using ansible to Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Versioning and Control

Published December 7th, 2018 - by

Introduction The DB2 for z/OS REST API has been available on V11 and V12 for a while now and has continued to evolve through IBMs continuous delivery maintenance strategy. With the arrival of APAR PI98649 (V12 PTF UI58425, V11 PTF UI58431), the functionality has been extended to include commands to control the availability of services Continue Reading

What Happens When You Miss a ++HOLD DEP?

Published November 13th, 2018 - by

This is the sort of thing that I feel quite strongly about when I’m talking to customers, so there is a level of irony that rushing an RSU installation has proved to be so very instructive! The background to this is that I am currently at IDUG (EMEA in Malta) and was chatting to a Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – VB.NET Tool wDB2REST

Published June 5th, 2018 - by

Introduction Whilst working with the DB2 for z/OS REST API, I thought it would be useful to have a tool to make things easier to see what was defined, what the parameter profiles look like and maybe even be able to run the services. To that end, I’ve written one in VB.NET called wDB2REST. It’s Continue Reading

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