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How much Mainframe Express 2.5 resembles a real  mainframe ?

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Hi Experts

I've  obtained acess to run

Mainframe Express 2.5

Could you please tell me how good it ressembles a real world mainframe interface/ environment ?
(using CICS / DB2  and JCL/ VSAM)

How it's valid as a didactical tool ?

If possible could you give me some clues on better using it ?

Thanks in advance !




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I've never used, seen, or even head of this product before.  I have only just glanced at the doc.  

It appears that from a developers point of view it may look almost like a normal enviroment for doing specific types of development for some mainframe applications.

If you are trying to get skills in doing CICS, IMS, some batch, and some level of DB2 application development, it looks like it can provide you with an enviornment to do this.
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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Hello

It's really a very interesting product, the interface is not the traditional mainframe black screen  menu driven - it's Windows like - not so realistic in that point but good.
I'm deepen on it a litle more...

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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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Hello

Even you hadn't used Mainframe Express it's good to know your opinion after you've read about.
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