DevOps on IBM Z Hands-On Workshop | Chicago

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When:  Sep 20, 2023 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM (CT)

DevOps on IBM Z Hands-On Workshop

September 20th, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

The objective of this session is to demonstrate through hands-on workshops, the power of collaborative development and delivery enabled by the Enterprise DevOps solutions.
Learn to maximize the capabilities of your Mainframe through IBM DevOps
  • Integrated application development and problem analysis (ADFz)
  • Managing your source code using modern technology (including Git)
  • Building automation (Dependency Based Build DBB) for COBOL or PL/I without a specific source code manager but using a pipeline automation tool (including Jenkins)
  • Using a unit testing framework (zUnit) for COBOL or PL/I as part of the development and build environment.
  • Using IBM Z Virtual Test Platform (zVTP) for application Integration Testing of a COBOL/CICS/DB2 application
  • Application deployments automation to many environments (Urban Code Deploy UCD)
  • The labs will also use IBM Z Development and Test Environment (zD&T) as our z/OS system.
This is a no-fee workshop


(Event takes place Central Daylight Time)
08:30 – 09:00 AM Welcome & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 AM Introduction
09:15 – 09:45 AM DevOps Overview
09:45 AM – 12:00 PM Lab 1: Use IBM Developer for z/OS to work with COBOL & Db2
Lab 2: Use IBM DBB with Git & Jenkins on z/OS
12:00 – 01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 – 01:30 PM Application Discovery (AD) presentation
01:30 – 04:30 PM Optional Labs:
Unit Test a COBOL CICS/Db2 program with IBM zUnit
Test a COBOL/CICS/Db2 transaction with IBM zVTP
Create & deploy an application to z/OS using UCD
Discover an API Candidate with Application Discovery & Delivery Intelligence
04:30 – 05:00 PM Close & Departure
For more information, contact your IBM representative, Vanessa Callaghan– or Carlos Hirata
Venue:   IBM TEC - Chicago, IL
71 S Wacker Dr, 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States


IBM TEC - Chicago, IL
71 S Wacker Dr.
6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606


Vanessa Callaghan