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Bob Yelavich “The Godfather of CICS”

January 28, 2009 3 comments

CICS Community,

It is with greatly regret that I announce my father Bob Yelavich’s recent death on January 21, 2009 (official date).  He died of a cardiac disrythmia (heart failure), just 3 weeks prior to his 75th birthday.

This man, the “Godfather of CICS”, committed most of his 40-year long IBM career to the development and advancement of CICS, your solution-based product which continues to benefit the world’s business community.

An avid traveler, my father was prepared to embark upon a National Geographic “around the world” trip, but received an upgraded ticket for an “around the universe” adventure just days prior.

He always spoke well of the professionals he worked with, so my thanks to you for help making his life enjoyable.

Mark Yelavich
Roseville, California

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CICS SupporPac News

January 13, 2009 Leave a comment

CICS offers support for PHP:

There is now a SupportPac (CA1S) available for download that allows PHP scripting capabilities. By offering PHP on CICS Transaction Server Version 3.2, CICS is providing another option for opening up yet more of your enterprise CICS application to simple HTTP access from a diverse range of service requesters.

The SupportPac complements an earlier offering SupportPac CA8K, which provides the capability to deliver CICS data as Atom Feeds. You can use the PHP scripting language capabilities in CA1S, which are shared with WebSphere sMash, to extend the range of CICS assets that can be exposed as REST services. For more information click here. There is a short 8 minute demo of the capabilities and potential of combining CICS, Atom feeds, PHP scripting and Smash for a mashup – you can view it here.

CICS Support for events:

CICS has the potential to be a prolific producer of business events and with the recent SupportPac CB11, CICS TS v3 can produce events for consumption by WebSphere Business Events (WBE). This SupportPac provides an example of emission of events from CICS TS for z/OS. It allows the user to start identifying the places in processing within CICS applications where significant business events occur, and to see how the power of WebSphere Business Events (WBE) can be harnessed to carry out correlation and pattern matching on these events. For further information please click here.

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