Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ask the Experts: Linux, C and COBOL are covered

Search390.com: Ask The Experts
September 01, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE

-- Running Linux on the bare metal
-- Other recent responses
-- SHARE Recap
-- Migrating to z/OS V8

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RUNNING LINUX ON THE BARE METAL | Search390.com

A Search390.com user asked:

"Sorry, this may be a basic question but can I run Linux on the bare
metal of the mainframe or do I have to use VM? If I can run it
natively, what are the advantages/disadvantages?"

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OTHER RECENT RESPONSES | Search390.com

Converting EBCDIC/ASCII to Unicode

"I am looking for a way to convert my existing COBOL code in
EBCDIC/ASCII to Unicode. The reason for this is a need to handle
multi alphabet data for international customers. Could you point me
to any examples where this has been done? Would like to do an
automated conversion, but do not know how this will affect file
definitions, size computations etc."
>> Read the response here:
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Why use C over COBOL?

"In response to the question, "the future of COBOL in Linux
environment": It seems that your answer assumes something I am not
aware of. Why would you use 'C' instead of COBOL to do business
programming; payroll, GL, AP, AR, etc?"
>> Read the response here:
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Sample XML and Java programs

"You may know, where can I find some "sample programs" of Enterprise
COBOL with the following "features" - 1. XML message access 2. Object
Orientation 3. JAVA access?"
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Migrating from iSeries to mainframe

"I need to migrate a legacy COBOL/400 (iSeries) to COBOL on a Hitachi
server with S/390. May you help me? What's the best link or tips for
to know the differences between COBOL on iSeries and COBOL on S/390?"
>> Read the response here:
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ALSO ON SEARCH390.COM
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SHARE RECAP | FEATURED TOPIC
There was a lot announced at this year's SHARE conference. Here is
the skinny if you didn't get to see it first hand.
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MIGRATING TO Z/OS V8 | ARCHIVES
DB2 Version 8 has been out for a while but not everyone has upgraded
to it. We have collected our best links on the topic to help people
considering the move to DB2 V8.
http://www.search390.com/featuredTopic/0,290042,sid10_gci1119326,00.html?track=NL-16&ad=527076

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