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Show Notes for Episode 1: The People Factor Featuring: George DeCandio, Mainframe CTO and Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom. And on this episode of RE:Frame we talk about people – the kind of people we’re seeing choosing a career in the mainframe, and what they’re doing. Who is being brought into Broadcom’s ASE program? Meet Michelle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uSG3oi4Dz0   What does it take to become a Distinguished Engineer, and what career options does it provide? How are new development environments and innovations changing the ways we work on the mainframe? What role does open source software and tools ...
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By attending one of our product roadmap webcasts, you can get a clear view of what’s coming down the road for the CA product(s) you use every day, including details on upcoming product functionality, features, and architectural enhancements. Our 2020 schedule has now been released. You can view it here:  https://learn.broadcom.com/broadcom-mainframe-product-roadmap-series I will also be adding the second half of the year sessions in each of the appropriate product communities in the coming weeks.   NOTE: Roadmap session registrations are open to customers only. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours, please check your ...
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Show Notes for Episode 0: The Podcast We Do Without Doing A Podcast In this special pre-release episode, we discuss what RE:Frame is all about, why we need it, and what we’re going to do with the podcast, including: What it means to talk about the now and the next of the mainframe A little about co-hosts  Lenn and Dave A little more about who we’re hoping to talk to And some of the topics we plan to cover. Be sure to subscribe and review via your podcaster of choice, and follow  @REFramePodcast on Twitter to contribute to the discussion. Listen to RE:Frame Episode 0
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Are you looking for education about your CA Mainframe Software products?  You can always find our Mainframe Education Course Catalog here.
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Did you miss the latest product roadmap session for the CA Mainframe Software products you are interested in? Or do you want to watch part or all of them again? The links to all of the most recent replays are now available here. Note: Because our product roadmap webcasts are only available to customers, the above link requires a valid support lo
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CA InterTest™ Support for IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® and Optimized Code Debugging Blog_Debugging_with_Optimized_Code.pdf Rose Sa
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If you missed our educational session on May 20, 2019 that focused on CA IDMS Buffer Tuning presented by Dick Weiland, CA IDMS Principal Software Engineer, the replay is now available. This video offers an overview of database and journal buffers and how they work, as well as how to tune your buffers for optimal performance. Dick will also address zIIP implications as part of the session. #idms #buffertuning
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Since the recent support portal migration some useful links have temporarily disappeared from he CA Gen product Home page Here is a list which you may find useful: CA Gen Product Home Page:  https://casupport.broadcom.com/product-information-details.html?pname=CA%20Gen CA Gen Solutions & Patches Indexes:  https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/recommended-reading/technical-document-index/ca-gen-solutions-patches-indexes.html CA Gen Release and Support Lifecycle Dates:  https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/status/support-life-cycle/indexes/ca-gen-release-and-support-lifecycle-dates.html?r=2 CA Gen Product Release and Support Announcements:  ...
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Hello and welcome to the new CA Gen EDGE Community site ! Here is the May list of New & Updated CA Gen Knowledge Base Articles (May 1 – June 3). NOTES: After the recent support site migration to a new platform the KB articles now have a new url prefix: https://ca-broadcom.wolkenservicedesk.com/external/article?articleId=ARTICLE_ID For existing KBs the old url syntax https://comm.support.ca.com/kb/ ... is still valid and will redirect to the new url. The new url syntax can also be used on an existing ARTICLE_ID e.g. for article id 48510 both these urls are valid: https://comm.support.ca.com/kb/ca-gen-r85-linux-implementation-toolset-install-error-binary-file-cannot-be-executed/kb000048510 ...
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Learn how to efficiently execute migrations, accommodate database alterations and automate repetitive tasks when using the Broadcom/CA RC/Merger feature.  The attached brief explains the  advantages of using the RC/Merger feature move analysis processing to migrate Db2 data and perform a data only copy. John Connor Product Manager CA Database Management for Db2 for z/
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CA Database Management Solutions 20.0 for z/OS Incremental Release update DBM 20 GA IR 8 was made available March 29, 2019. PTF # SO07807 . With this announcement, note that DBM 20 GA IR 8 will be the last incremental update (bundled group of features and fixes) for Version 20.0 of the CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS. We will no longer bundle fixes and enhancements in increments. Instead, we will now provide new features as individual product PTFs, separate from product fixes. Fixes will now be delivered when needed, separate from product features. Here is a list of some of the enhancements included in this update: Post-install ...
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Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) support is now available for the CA Endevor SCM V18 web services component. Support for MFA is delivered with PTFs SO07729 & SO07730; the CA Endevor SCM v18 product documentation has been updated to provide information about how to activate MFA. https://docops.ca.com/ca-endevor-SCM/18-0/en/securing/multi-factor-authentication-mfa The Endevor Eclipse plugin has been updated to exploit the MFA enhancement. (The plugin is backward-compatible/ operational if the REST API MFA enhancement PTF has not yet been applied.) You can download and update the Eclipse UI from the public update site: http://plugins.ca.com/endevor-plugin/ ...
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Are you new to the community? If so, welcome -- I'm glad you found us! My name is LennThompson and I am the Community Manager supporting this community. Please feel free to reach out to me any time if you have questions or need help with anything here. To help you get started and get the most out of your time here on the community, we've put together this "Getting Started" guide. Be sure to Update Your Profile After logging in to the community site, you’ll see a global drop down with a silhouette icon to the left of the search bar (if you already have a picture uploaded, you’ll see your picture instead). Open the drop-down menu and ...
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All,   As discussed previously, we have spent quit a bit of time working through those ideas marked "under-review". This has taken quite a bit longer than we had initially planned, but we have arrived at a disposition for all but two of the ideas (which are still being researched).   Technical feasibility, resources, and scheduling have been taken into consideration, in addition to the merit and popularity of the idea itself. In many cases, we may therefore decline ideas that are valid but unlikely to occur logistically. We have also had to "wish-list" ideas that we simply could not fit into the schedule at this time. These will be revisited when ...
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CA Database Management Solutions 20.0 for z/OS Incremental Release update DBM 20 GA IR 7 was made available January 11, 2019. PTF # SO06863 . Here is a list of some of the enhancements included in this update: CA Fast Unload® for DB2 for z/OS (CA Fast Unload) enhancements: The enhanced LOAD-CONTROL keyword allows generation of free-form load control statements to reload data using CA Fast Load for DB2 for z/OS (CA Fast Load) or Db2 LOAD. CA Log Analyzer™ for DB2 for z/OS (CA Log Analyzer) enhancements: New PLA parmlib option PRE_ALLOCATE (E,x) that uses parallel tasks to reduce the elapsed processing time of your jobs when recalling ...
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I am happy to announce on behalf of the CA Mainframe Application Tuner development team that for CA MAT V12 new enhancement is available via our maintenance stream. To obtain CICS CALLER ID / CALLER STACK enhancement use following links: #SO06630 and #SO06631 What is CICS CALLER ID / CALLER STACK feature: Using CICS exits CA MAT collects detailed information on transactions and sequence of within program calls including counts and elapsed times see Fig 1 and 2 . Feature offers more detailed and accurate performance tuning identification possibilities for CICS oriented workloads. This implementation goes beyond typical ...
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PTF SO05963 (maintenance roll-up) has been published.  This PTF provides a convenient way for Endevor sites to update their v18 implementation with all product maintenance that has been published since18.0.12 was made Generally Available (GA) in April 2018. Detailed information about the individual PTFs included in the roll-up PTF SO05963 is provided in the CSIQJCL "PTFLEVEL" library membe
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As 2018 draws to an end, the CA Gen team wants to wish all of our loyal users a Happy Holiday Season and New Year. 2018 has provided a lot of change for the CA Gen team, most notably is the acquisition of CA Technologies in November. Broadcom’s CEO, Hock Tan, has repeatedly publicly expressed the importance of the CA’s products, especially the Mainframe products, to his overall vision. We are planning on hosting a webinar on January 15th to talk about our plans CA Gen going forward. A link to that webinar will be shared later this month. We wanted to share prior to the holidays that our commitment to you is unchanged and we are excited for 2019. ...
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MS Visual Studio Build Tools 2017 are now supported for use with CA Gen 8.6. MS Build Tools allow the creation of Windows applications without the use of the full MS Studio installation.    The Visual Studio Build Tools 2017 can be used to build CA Gen 8.6 generated applications for blockmode, GUI, and cooperative C applications, ASP.NET web clients, and .NET proxies.   PTFs BTN86113, BTN86115, CCN86104, RTA86107, RTN86117, and TSN86116 are required.   Best Regards,   Rob Thomps
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The CA Mainframe Application Tuner product team is excited to announce several new features for our customers this quarter: CA MAT Java support updates: CA MAT version 12.0.01 now supports many more customer usage scenarios. 64-bit Java 6, 7, and 8 are supported for the following environments: WAS Core WAS Liberty standalone WAS Liberty running in CICS Batch java The CA MAT team has done a major rework of the Java agent and we now are able to trace Java classes down to the line of code. All environments listed above can now show Java Classes, Java Methods, and the Line numbers . We can also display the DB2 SQL ...
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