Launching a Debug Session for an Existing Module on z/OS

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Using IBM Developer for z Systems you can debug any language on the mainframe. For those who have taken Jon...

How to poison a blockchain, and how to prevent it.

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This week, the Gizmodo reported that child porn images were uploadedto the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) core ledger through the...

Setting up auto start and stop for IBM CLM tools on Windows

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We’ve blogged before about starting the CLM components on Linux/Unix. Now let’s talk about staring it (and stopping it) on...

Using Filter Pools in IBM Developer for z Systems (IDz)

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What are Filters? Filters are used to display groups or subsets of data sets in the MVS subsystem. Filters can...

Saving code to an HTML file in IBM Developer for z or IBM i

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During some courseware authoring I discovered a poorly known (but sufficiently documented) feature in Rational Developer for IBM i (and...

7 Reasons why your Mainframe needs a modern source code management system

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Break down the silos Mainframe development does not and should not be that much different from distributed development. There is...

Requirements management using RDNG

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In addition to the Rational Team Concert (RTC) product, which is part of IBM’s CLM solution, which we covered quite...

Understanding IBM’s new Dependency Based Build vs. IBM Team Concert Enterprise Extensions

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IBM’s Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution provides a comprehensive toolset to support the software delivery lifecycle for IT shops.  One...

Automating RTC Source Promotions from Urbancode Deploy

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In a recent project for a z/OS customer, we had to create some custom scripts to kick off a Rational...

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