An open day for
The 'Mainframe for the Next Generation' event is a day of workshops, panel debates and product demonstrations, with a keynote from IBM. The overall theme is how best to support and encourage the next generation of mainframe workers and meet the challenge of demonstrating a valid mainframe based career path in today's IT industry.
Panel debate participants include
A key focus of the event will be providing alternatives to the traditional 3270 'green screen' interfaces in order to make accessing the mainframe platform easier and more intuitive for a generation brought up on Microsoft Windows and Apple's icon based GUIs.
Macro 4 will demonstrate mainframe interfaces based on the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and highlight how Eclipse interfaces:
have a look and feel that is more familiar to a newer generation of mainframe developers and support staff
avoid the need to master everything to do with 3270 'green screen' interfaces before being able to contribute in the mainframe world
provide many productivity and usability improvements over the conventional alternatives for both existing users and those who are new to the mainframe
Macro 4 is a long standing supplier of software solutions to support mainframe developers and operations personnel throughout the application development lifecycle.
"Some people mistakenly think this is about forcing people to change the way in which they work with mainframes. Nothing could be further from the truth. As far as we're concerned it's about providing flexibility and alternative ways of getting mainframe access. Old timers like myself can stay 3270, 'green screen' based as long as they like, but that's not going to cut it with younger staff coming to the mainframe for the first time. And we're finding that even the most dyed-in-the-wool advocates of the 'traditional' ways of doing things are finding some value in these new interfaces when they get to have a look at them and try them out."
"A main focus of our product development over the last few years has been providing more flexible access to our mainframe products and in general to the mainframe environment in which they operate. That journey is now coming to an end, and it is the time to show our customers the fruits of our labours."
The 'Mainframe for the Next Generation' open day will take place on Thursday 26th September at Macro 4's headquarters in
For more information or to register to attend the event contact
About Macro 4
Macro 4 is a global software and services company that helps organizations to improve the performance of their business-critical applications and processes. The company's solutions for document and data management, fault analysis and performance management are easy to use, fast to implement and deliver value quickly in even the most complex IT environments. Macro 4 is a division of
Macro 4's fault analysis and testing solutions help users to deploy new mainframe applications faster, keep applications up and running for longer and correct faults in record time. Easy-to-use Eclipse and web interfaces accelerate individual and team problem solving and can reduce the time taken to fix application errors by 50%.
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