IDR – CICS the best client/server solution – Aug 93

CICS the best client/server solution

By Stephen Force

Is this “client/server” thing for real or is it just another fad? If you actively follow our industry, the client/server debate runs the gamut from being a vague concept to quickly overtaking “classical” data processing techniques.

CICS analysts and programmers must find this “debate” to be quite amusing, sisce CICS has inherently been able to support “client/server” implementations for several years.

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IDR – MVS-TO-LAN Printing over Novell NetWare LANs – Aug 1993

MVS-to-LAN Printing over

Novell NetWare LANs

By Stephen Force

MVS-generated output printing has changed over the years, from computer center-based printers to remote printing (JES2 RJE or JES3 RJP) and now to desktop printers.

Until recently, it seemed enough to rely solely on VTAM-connected printers since VTAM handled the routing, ensured proper delivery, and for printers which support sharing, the locking mechanism to accomplish printer sharing. And since most personal computer users were connected in some fashion to MVS, it was sufficient for these users to print desired output via MVS-based products.

This is no longer the case..

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IDR – FORCESight column aug 93


By Stephen Force

NaSPA, like the rest of us, is changing. Some of these changes are exciting, some stressful, but all of them interesting.

My name is Steve force, and I have been a practicing systems professional for 15 years. While working in Europe in 1989, I learned about NaSPA through Candle Corporation and subsequently joined. At the time, I was working as an MVS systems consultant, primarily on MVS systems with the JES3 subsystem, and thought it would be interesting to write an article comparing JES2 with JES3. I soon discovered writing an article was work. However, with the patient help of Tom Sprague and Amy Birschbach, the editors at Technical Enterprises, Inc., I soon discovered even I could write (it is amazing how people trained in journalism can spin silk from binder twine.)

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