My current project is ending in one month. The next project is going to be something new for me. It is programming for the IBM z/OS and DB2 database. Both of these are new to me. So I am starting this blog to chronicle my introduction to the tool set that IBM provides to developers.
Some programming friends of mine who are mainframe developers have told me that I am finally going to do some real work now. I guess my old job of PC application software does not count. Good thing I have a lot of experience. So I do not think a new environment should take too long to learn.
The first step will most likely be to get familiar to the DB2 database. I have done Informix, Microsoft SQL*Server, and a whole lot of Oracle. How much different could it be?
Good-fast-cheap. Pick two. - I got invited to a meeting with the customer today. There was a problem in production. And the customer wanted answers. When it came time, I explained wha...