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Episode 6 - Brenton Belmar - Mainframe Millicode


Episode 6 - Brenton Belmar - Mainframe Millicode

In this very special episode, we usher in the announcement of the new z14 mainframe with an exclusive interview, then get deep down in the guts for a talk about mainframe millicode with super-genius Brenton Belmar. Be warned... this is quite a silly episode, but one that we think you'll enjoy.

Brenton Belmar Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro 

1:15 - A very special guest

6:55 - Welcome Brenton Belmar

9:25 - How do people actually use millicode?

13:20 - Yeah, but what do you DO?

16:40 - Gathering data and requirements from clients

20:35 - How does the design begin?

24:00 - Interfacing with the different OSs

29:45 - Keeping it interesting from release to release

33:05 - Meeting performance expectations during changes

36:30 - Brenton wrote a tool

40:00 - Conclusion / What are you playing with over there?



z14 Information:

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Pink Trombone:


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