Calling a Web Service From the Mainframe

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge pioneered the use of JavaScript on the mainframe. As a result, its reputation is now firmly established as the company that helps enterprises create CICS web services. Enterprises are still learning that the fastest, most robust means of integrating legacy CICS applications – or modernizing them – is through creating CICS web services. They are easy to develop, fast …

Using Postman for Testing Web Services

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

When the HostBridge Service Test was developed about 8 years ago there weren’t many tools for testing web services quickly and easily. The tools that did exist were expensive.  Service Test let you test your services via a web page.  It formatted your XML output and fetched any associated debug output in a separate tab.  It also allowed you to …

How to Create CICS Web Services with JavaScript

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

How do you create a CICS web service? How long does it take, and how difficult is it? Using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine, it is easy, and as this web demonstration recording shows, it can take less than an hour to create a new CICS web service from scratch. Watch and learn In this recording, James Alexander, the HostBridge director …

Sending Mainframe Email

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

We’ve had many customers ask us, “how can I send an email message out of the mainframe, from a script or web service, to notify someone?” It has been possible for some time. A new IBM service, which HostBridge exploits through a JavaScript object, has made it easier to send mainframe email messages. In z/OS 2.2, IBM introduced a new …

HostBridge Socket Support Reduces CPU Consumption by at Least One-Third in Benchmark

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge recently conducted a customer benchmark on the CPU savings that result when switching from CICS Socket Support to HostBridge Socket Support (HBSS) for key CICS applications.  The savings were substantial, reducing CPU consumption by at least 33% for this large banking client.  This CPU savings in turn improved application response time as well. These test results are significant, as …