Robert Crawford has been a systems programmer for 29 years. While specializing in CICS technical support he has also worked with VSAM, DB2, IMS and assorted other mainframe products. He has programmed in Assembler, Rexx, C, C++, PL/1 and COBOL. The latest phase in his career finds him an operations architect responsible for establishing mainframe strategy and direction for a large Insurance company. He lives and works with his family in south Texas.
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Contributions from Robert Crawford
- Lack of new tools, retirements put big iron in jeopardy
- IBM tweaks IMS database management tool
- CICS Transaction Server 5.1 reaches for the clouds
- Learn to use IBM's transaction execution facility
- Mainframe monitoring gets sophisticated with zAware
- Hands on with the new 'big iron,' IBM's zEC12 mainframe
- Use SLIP to stop mainframe bugs from sliding past
- SLIP into your mainframe debug comfort zone
- CICS app performance and design questions, Part 3
- How to update legacy mainframe assembler programs
- With IMS version 12, IBM aims for openness
- z/OS 1.13 offers key mainframe upgrades
- Analyze CMF mainframe performance data with Excel
- Plumb mainframe performance data through MXG, Excel
- Revitalize mainframe storage performance with VSAM
- Need for speed: Accelerate mainframe development
- Understanding and using IMS SOAP Web services
- CICS mainframe storage protection
- The future of systems programming
- Examining CICS TS 4.2 event processing improvements