Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Oct 2006 18:30 UTC, submitted by anonynmous
Java "The mainframe is cool again as shops move to consolidate servers and run enterprise systems on a single platform with robust diversification. Some are even speculating that a rebirth is occurring and are talking about Mainframe 2.0. Currently, IBM z/OS supports many open protocols and other recent innovations including support for Java. Get an overview of the z/OS world for Java developers and learn how to deploy a Java application on the new Big Iron."
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RE: Mainframe 2.0
by Doc Pain on Sat 21st Oct 2006 18:33 UTC in reply to "Mainframe 2.0"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

If I hear any more retarded phrases like "Mainframe 2.0" my head is going to explode.

So, why don't you think about things like "Magnetic Tape 2.0" or even "Drum Memory 3.1", or "Punced Cards 3.11"?

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Of course, mainframes are dead. Nobody uses them, because you can buy a cheap PC that you can carry around and which makes funny noises with squeaking buttons and clicking mice. And no one uses magnetic tapes today. And no one needs data from last year.
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At this point, I don't see the need for Java development using z/OS, but if there are useful applications growing, why not? :-)

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