In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.
Laura Sperling never stops thinking about fixing problems. In this episode, we hear all about Level 2 support, the support structure as a whole, and the lifecycle of a defect.
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Programming on the mainframe. Sounds complicated, right? Perhaps not as much as you think. In this episode, Marie Laser gives us all a little lesson on LE (Language Environment), and how the platform is tackling newer languages. 0:27 Good advice 4:04 Ma
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Do you enjoy dropping things? Wrapping gifts? Experimenting with densities of foam padding? Perhaps you should consider a role in Package Engineering! In this episode, we sit down and chat with Sharon Spaulding about exactly what it takes to ship mainfram
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The mainframe needs to continuously evolve in order to stay well-positioned in datacenters across the world. On today's episode, we sit down for a chat with Mark Anzani, VP of Strategy for IBM Z... and that's an uppercase Z.
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Understanding the platform involves much more than just memorizing a bunch of commands. It also means knowing when to choose one solution over another, and how to connect it all so that it makes sense from a business perspective. Bill Seubert @ITArchitect
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When things go bump in the night, companies generally like to know that it won't dramatically impact their workloads. In this episode, Steven Cook tells us all about GDPS, the little slice of magic that lets mainframers spread their Parallel Sysplex out a
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Interactivity and network communications.... without them, hard to imagine how you'd do much of anything on the mainframe, yet this is an area that is a mystery for many. In this episode, Sam Reynolds schools us on the past, present, and future of ISPF an
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Happy Holidays! Here's a silly one
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A database is a database is a database, right? Not exactly... find out what sets Db2 apart from everything else in this highly informative episode with Mark Rader.
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