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Sad news about Grant Shayler

We are deeply saddened to inform the MasterTerminal community of the death of Grant Shayler. He died on 29th October 2011, aged 42. We have delayed this news until his loving sister and father have been able to deal with his affairs and return him to his native land of New Zealand.

Grant was a prolific contributor to this blog, both as a contributor of original articles, and as a respondent to Ask a Question. He also actively participated in the CICS-L mailing list. His depth of knowledge of CICS was outstanding.

Grant joined IBM in 1989. He was initially a tester of the CICS Security restructure, but his security expertise was so extensive that he became an honorary member of the design team. The complex table of CICS ISC userid selection was Grant’s creation.

He temporarily moved to WebSphere MQ to perform a similar service there.

Grant returned to CICS in the CICSPlex/SM Change Team, and later became a lead architect and developer for CICSPlex/SM for many years. In the last few years he led the team that brought in the CICS Deployment Assistant.

Grant was greatly respected by his friends and colleagues in the CICS and CPSM Development and Change Teams, both for his technical knowledge and for his friendly, helpful, and approachable character. He will be deeply missed by us all.

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Categories: CICS, CICS-L, CICSPlex SM, Grant
  1. February 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for your post. I also think that laptop computers are getting to be more and more popular lately, and now are sometimes the only type of computer utilised in a household. The reason is that at the same time that they’re becoming more and more economical, their computing power keeps growing to the point where there’re as powerful as desktop through just a few years back.

  2. Sandro
    February 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Grant will be never forgotten.

  3. May 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I love your wordpress theme, where did you get a hold of it?

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