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TECH CORNER

DEVELOPING a Method
Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS

D

evOps isn't unique to CICS* or IBM; it refers to a transformation that
has occurred around software development, delivery, operations and
maintenance for years. Several words come to mind when describing
DevOps, including integration, collaboration, repeatable, continuous delivery
and continuous release. This article introduces DevOps and explains how
CICS tooling can be used to deploy Java* applications in CICS using a
DevOps methodology.

Mark Hollands
is a software
engineer on
the IBM CICS
Transaction Server
development team.

DevOps refers to a practice
that emphasizes collaboration
of software development
and IT operations that keep
businesses running every day.
It involves automating the
process of software delivery and
infrastructure changes, aiming
to build a culture where building,
testing and releasing software
can happen rapidly, frequently
and reliably.
It's the logical extension
of changes made over the
last decade by organizations
hoping to adopt agile and lean
principles within software
development teams. The
agile approach aims to break
down the barriers between
different aspects of software
development, automating
processes where possible,
and responding to changes in
demands and requirements
quickly, encouraging continuous
feedback during all stages of the
software development lifecycle.
Its goal is to reduce the time
taken to deliver something

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tangible that can be used to start
a dialog with consumers.
With DevOps, this agile methodology is extended to include all
aspects of software delivery-not
just development. Agile focuses
on the practices of designing,
developing, testing and building
to produce a deliverable, which
IT operations pick up and deploy.
With DevOps, the scope of agile is
extended, allowing collaboration
into release and deployment.
These practices allow consumers
to get their hands on software
and give feedback quicker than
ever. This raises a number of
questions, largely around confidence in what's being run in a
production environment.

Figure 1 (page 44) shows an
example of a DevOps delivery
pipeline. These are the high-level
areas of consideration for implementing DevOps in a software
development and operations
team. This includes all aspects of
developers checking code into a
source code management (SCM)
repository, building source code,
packaging it into a deployable
entity and promoting that entity
throughout the organization.

Tooling
Reliable, automated tooling is
the key to adopting an automated
DevOps pipeline. In CICS
Transaction Server (TS) V5.3,
three vital tools were introduced:

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Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
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