Most would agree that better collaboration, increased velocity, quality, and automation are all desired outcomes for DevOps investments, independent of platform or tooling.
A core attribute enabling these outcomes in the DevOps Enterprise can be observed in the commitment to highly predictive and constantly improving testing processes driving early defect elimination.
This session will explore the importance of considering these topics in context of mission critical Z batch processing.
We'll take into account the mindsets of stakeholders on the mainframe and how they play into the IBM Z attributes of testing processes.
Additionally, we'll discuss the core value of testing as a DevOps priority, and its impact on the DevOps life cycle.
We'll conclude with Batch processing and the JCL Scripting language as our use case, and will further explore testing in the areas of Predictability, Availability, and Measurement.
Sal is a recognized expert in batch optimization and JCL Development. He is a 40 year IT industry veteran who has held positions with CA as the Vice President of Global Mainframe Practices, as well as with Diversified Software as the Vice President of Operability Services. For the last 10 years, Sal has led the Implementation Services and Support organizations for Software Engineering of America, a world leader in z Systems and IBM i software products and expertise.
Jim is a long time sales leader specializing in enterprise software for Build and Run organizations. He has dedicated 25 years to Batch Deployment and Delivery Best Practices in serving leading Z installations worldwide.
Established in 1982 Software Engineering of America has built a worldwide reputation as a leading provider of data center software solutions. With products licensed at over 10,000 data centers worldwide (partial user list) SEA's customers include 9 of the fortune 10 and over 90% of the Fortune 500.